Thursday, February 19, 2009

Forgotten Photo Friday, Fall Sanderlings

For this week’s Forgotten Photo Friday I chose to re-showcase the Sanderlings that I shot last September. I got so many wonderful images from these photo shoots that I could blow my memory budget if I posted them all. My personal preference is to not post dozens and dozens of photos from a shoot. This puts pressure on me to choose my images well and since I’m my own editor, I have to be my own critic. Thus I have to leave some in the darkroom. Some hit the cutting room floor.





In this last photo, the bird coming is a Semipalmated Plover.

15 comments:

Kelly said...

...exceptional photos. I hope some day to be just HALF as good as you. I definitely need a more powerful zoom...and an ocean would help too...

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I like the action shot Steve!! Great shot. These we call a common sandpiper.

Eve said...

Great photos Steve...love that last one of the landing.

Cam said...

Enjoyed your "forgotten" photos - Beautiful blog!

Roy said...

These are wonderful Steve.

Kallen305 said...

Much incredible photos. I especially love the one of the bird in flight.

John Theberge said...

The lighting in the photos was absolutely spectacular!

Jenny said...

I have to echo John Theberge and say the lighting is delightful. I can't decide on a favourite photo right now.

Steve B said...

Hi Kelly, I' was just at the right place at the right time.
Hi Joan, This is Calidris alba which winters along the ocean shores from the temperate zones of the Northern Hesmiphere down through the the Southern Hemisphere. The Common Sandpiper which is found wintering throughout most of Africa and the Southern Hemisphere is Actitis hypoleucos. The local vernacular may vary.

Eve is alive again! Welcome back!

Thanks for commenting Cam, Roy and Kim.

Hi John, I shot these pictures as the sun was goind down behind me. You can't go wrong with that lighting!

Hi Jenny, the cool thing is that you don't have to decide!

ForestWander said...

Those are really nice looking shots.

What type of lens are you using? Do you use teleconverters much?

I love places like this...

The Early Birder said...

Steve, once again you have excelled with the Sanderling. One of the easiest waders to spot by it's size & 'clockwork' running gait. Having said that I haven't seen one at the coast this year - yet. FAB

Kathy said...

Steve those are wonderful shots. I always stand in awe of the awesome photos I see people post. Great job!

Steve B said...

Hi ForestWanderer, On the right, there is a link "My Gear" that will list out gear. I haven't picked up a teleconverter just yet. I have to work with my subjects. These pictures were taken at 8 to 30 feet. It takes a lot of patience to do this. I don't use blinds or camo either.

Hmmm Frank, I haven't seen any in quite a while either.

Hi Kathy, I do to. I'm always going to others' blogs and think, "Gee, I wish I could shoot like that!"

Denise said...

Gorgeous! Love seeing the bird coming in for a landing,

Denise said...

Fabulous! Love seeing the bird coming in for a landing,

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