The birds are much less afraid when the photographer gets down to their eye level. Sometimes they get so close you get caught with a bit too much lens. This is shot with a Canon 400mm f2.8 and 2x converter because this Oyster Catcher and some of his Oyster Catcher buddies were much farther away from me when I first get all the way down on the ground to photograph them using a sawed-off monopod for stability. There is no cropping here whatsoever.
Taken this afternoon at the Little Estero Critical Wildlife Area on Fort Myers Beach, Florida.
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grebe1 (370) 2012-12-09 16:55
Nicely framed and you've got a wonderful catchlight in the eye!
Keep up the great work! It's a load of fun isn't it?
GiovanniG (2331) 2012-12-10 0:06
Once again you show us your magic. Wow what a lovely capture. Thank you so much for sharing.
saxo042 (35814) 2012-12-10 5:21
A beautiful bird and a very good and superbly sharp picture! This bird is called the "Beach magpie" in Swedish and is the "province bird" for Bohuslšn. A very attractive picture!
- Copyright: Gregory Wagner (fotoguy22) (4566)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-12-09
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon 1D MKII N, Canon EF 400MM F2.8 L, Compact Flash 4 GB
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/640 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-12-09 16:28