I had my first encounter with this beautiful little bird over the weekend. Two migrating juveniles have stopped in at the Montlake Fill. The plumage on them is very attractive. I hope to have the opportunity someday to see an adult of this species.
Red-necked Phalarop – Seattle, Washington
Copyright © 2009 Jay Taylor Photography Image taken using the Canon 1D MkIII set on aperture priority (Av) with EF-S 500/4L IS USM + 1.4X teleconverter. Handheld. The exposure was taken at 700mm, f/5.6 for 1/800th of a second at ISO 800 usingCenter-weighted averaging metering. Post processing done in Lightroom 2 and Photoshop CS3.