Long-billed Dowitcher in fading light
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Storm300
Registered: Apr 24, 2005
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This was shot pretty close to where I live in southwest Kansas. The evening light was great. This was at a small lake near Jetmore, Kansas:

Image details:
Nikon D3 with 600mm f/4 lens
1/1250s, f/4.0, ISO 1250
Tripod with Wimberley gimbal head
(selective noise reduction was applied mainly in bokeh area)

Thanks for looking! -Mike U



Rob Tillyer
Registered: Nov 17, 2007
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Very nice Mike, great BG.

Rob



surfnron
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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A nice shot Mike. If you cropped out the bird, you would have a nice abstract too ~ Ron



Storm300
Registered: Apr 24, 2005
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I appreciate the feedback Rob and Ron!



AvianScott
Registered: Mar 05, 2011
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Bravo, Mike!



jfwoodman
Registered: Oct 31, 2007
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Gorgeous image, i love it. well done!

Jim



kmunroe
Registered: Feb 02, 2010
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very nice image Mike



Greg Lavaty
Registered: Apr 18, 2012
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Pretty shot, I love the colors in the background and how you gave us a wider view.



birdied
Registered: May 02, 2010
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Beautifully seen and shot!!

Birdie



Conrad Tan
Registered: Dec 08, 2007
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Cool



Storm300
Registered: Apr 24, 2005
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Scott, Jim, kmunroe, Greg, Birdie, Conrad,
Thanks for the kind words, I'm glad you enjoyed the image. When I can't fill the frame with the bird, I have to try to incorporate the BG into the scene to make it work. Thanks again!

Mike U



40Driggs
Registered: Sep 16, 2008
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This background is very unique. Great image!



trenchmonkey
Registered: Oct 22, 2004
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Love the muted colors, Mike!



morris
Registered: May 22, 2002
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I like your use of bands to isolate the subject Mike

Morris