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Feeding Red-necked Phalarope


Posted by Ivan Sjögren on Thu May 30, 2019 2:48 pm

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Hi everyone, been a while since my latest post but I haven't really had time for photography unfortunately.

Here is a female Red-necked Phalarope in almost full breeding plumage. It was found by a friend of mine in the middle of the day about one hour drive from me. The bird is on her way to the arctic breeding grounds right now so I knew it wouldn't stay for long. This was a bird I had been dreaming of photographing for a long time so I dropped everything and went for photo-shoot in the evning. A real dream come true to spend some time with this bird. I only had time to look at this file among many hundreds so I might post some more later. I'm a bit uncertain if I made the most of this shot, does the IQ look alright for you all?

All comments and critique welcome of course!

Canon 5D Mark IV | Canon 500mm f/4 L USM IS II | ISO 640 | 1/2000s | f/7.1
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by Dan Kearl on Thu May 30, 2019 3:03 pm
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Excellent subject... Beautiful bird with your nice low angle... Looks very nice
although I think it could go a bit darker?
 

by Jim_B on Thu May 30, 2019 7:50 pm
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Glad to see your dream come true Ivan! Fantastic shot you came away with, sure worth the trip. IQ looks good, nice timing on getting the water drop.
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by Ron Day on Thu May 30, 2019 8:20 pm
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Looks good, Ivan. Excellent breeding plumage, and the water droplet definitely adds interest.
 

by Swissblad on Thu May 30, 2019 11:00 pm
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Lovely capture of a rare species.
Nice low angle - water drop is added icing on the cake.
Congrats!
Would love to see them again.
 

by joem on Fri May 31, 2019 12:17 pm
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Congrats on capturing this beauty Ivan, IQ looks good to me.
 

by david fletcher on Fri May 31, 2019 12:42 pm
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Looking good! Glad you dropped everything to get this. Well worth it.
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by E.J. Peiker on Fri May 31, 2019 3:19 pm
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Outstanding low level. Whites may be just a bit hot but overall an excellent shot.
 

by Carol Clarke on Fri May 31, 2019 6:36 pm
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A fine shot of this beautiful species, Ivan!

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by Karl Egressy on Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:01 pm
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Great moment captured.
 

by himadri roy on Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:22 am
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Great image.
 

by Jan Wegener on Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:29 am
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fantastic low angle, colours and overall image Ivan!
 

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