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Stilt Sandpiper


Posted by Isaac Grant on Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:53 pm

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Photographed on the East Pond of Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Queens, NY. Weather was predicted to be dark and overcast so I went to the pond to just go birding but decided to bring the camera just in case. Early in the morning I lucked out with really close birds and perfect light as the sun broke through for about a minute while the birds fed in a dark cove. This was about as close as I have ever been to a juvenile Stilt Sandpiper. Was almost happy that I didn't have the big lens with me that day. 

Canon 1DX and Canon 100-400 ii, ISO 1250, F6.3, SS 1/2500

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by leigha on Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:23 pm
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Nice image, Isaac. Nice colours and reflection.
 

by Ron Day on Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:29 pm
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Sweet light, lovely reflection, and beautiful water. Well done, Issac.
 

by RLK on Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:19 pm
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Great background for this image and nice detail on the bird as well.
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by Karl Egressy on Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:30 am
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Love the light and pose.
 

by Nate Chappell on Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:21 pm
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Beautiful reflection and shot Isaac!
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