Black-necked Stilt

Posted by Cindy Marple on Tue May 24, 2022 3:40 pm

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Black-necked Stilt female with chick
Gilbert, Arizona
D500, 500mm, 1/1600, f/9, ISO800   substantial crop

One of four chicks, probably 2-3 days old.  Unfortunately they stayed pretty far away, will try again with a teleconverter.  Ponds are still covered with debris, all the wind we've had lately isn't helping with that.  The red color is reflection of amaranth (weeds) growing in the basin.  

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by SantaFeJoe on Tue May 24, 2022 4:06 pm
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Great shot! Perfect reflection and colors! Good job keeping space between them. Interesting bend of adults leg to squat lower.

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by Axel Hildebrandt on Tue May 24, 2022 7:16 pm
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Great tender moment and the reflection makes it even better.
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by ADKShooter on Tue May 24, 2022 8:02 pm
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Love the look of the adult bending at the knee to care for its chick. Very well seen and documented.

by paul fletcher on Tue May 24, 2022 8:42 pm
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Excellent image with the pair, and a perfect reflection captured, as well.

by rajandesai on Tue May 24, 2022 9:57 pm
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Love that reflection... cuteness overload for sure.

by david fletcher on Wed May 25, 2022 1:39 am
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Super shot Cindy in lovely light. Remarkable knees! Details held very well for the crop with a lovely reflection. Lots to enjoy.
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by peter makuch on Wed May 25, 2022 8:06 am
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I like the reflection with-in the water and nice approach did on this image but not crazy about the red colour water, well taken CINDY.

by Carol Clarke on Wed May 25, 2022 9:59 am
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I love the way these long legged birds bend their legs like this so they can brood their chicks, a sweet capture, Cindy.

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by Karl Egressy on Wed May 25, 2022 3:22 pm
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Super sweet image with perfect reflection. Love it !!!

by himadri roy on Wed May 25, 2022 11:43 pm
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Outstanding photograph , excellent timing to get this & beautiful reflection makes it special.

by Mary Brun on Sat May 28, 2022 4:40 am
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Wonderful subjects and perfetct reflection.

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