January 24th, 2014 – Avian Friday: Rock Sandpiper

Happy Friday everyone!
This week takes another look at a cute little shorebird, the Rock Sandpiper. I found this little guy all by himself along the bank of the main pond at Seattle’s Montlake Fill. Not sure if he got separated from the rest a migrating flock or if it just made a brief layover in the urban refuge in search of a little nourishment along the journey. As with many of the birds I photograph, I try to get In reasonably close position and hope they get comfortable with or even ignore my presence so I can capture these kinds of shots. Using a huge lens comes in handy too because it provides a better chance of staying within the birds comfort zone.

Rock Sandpiper ( Calidris ptilocnemis)

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Seattle, Washington ;
700mm | 1/80th Sec. @f/10 | ISO 250 | Monopod

Canon 1D Mark III+ Canon EF 500/4L IS USM vI + EFS 1.4X Rear Extender Ver I

Processed using LR4/CS6/ Nik Suite .

To see a larger version please click on the image.

Feel free to comment below if you like what you see or have any other observations.

Thanks for stopping by,



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