Tuesday, June 9, 2009

White-Rumped Sandpiper

This is a life bird for me. Shot on May 31st in Ipswich, Ma. Here it is in a mixed flock with Sanderling and Semi-palmated Sandpipers.

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22 comments:

James said...

They are all great, but I think it's amazing how you caught the bird's reflection on the sand.

Pam said...

They look like the sweet faces of sandpipers. You photos are amazing!

Denise said...

I think I have fallen in love with yet another bird. They are so beautiful and I love how you have caught their reflection. Your photos are spectacular.

Carletta said...

These are superb images! It is always a treat to come here.

My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

Rob Ripma said...

Awesome shots! Congratulations on the lifer!

dAwN said...

Oh Oh...very nice...
hummm..must look for this bird on our saturday outing...

luna miranda said...

wow, excellent photos! the 2nd photo is my favorite.:D

Kelly said...

...so beautiful.....love these shots. I really struggle with all these little shorebirds. I need to sit down with a guide book and just memorize and study.

Kitty said...

Great series! The focusing in the first is lovely. Usually when I photograph birds with white patches on them, the textures in the white are just burn out completely - do you know any way around this problem?

Marie Reed said...

What an eye catching fellow! Gorgeous capture!

Kallen305 said...

Excellent capture of such a gorgeous bird Steve. That's one I don't have on my list yet.

hip chick said...

The middle shot is fantastic. I love that you can see the reflection and all the detail on the bird.

Eve said...

Wonderful photos Steve and congrats on the lifer. I got one yesterday...Blue Grosbeak...but no photo yet!

Steve B said...

HI Eve, I always am happy to see you come over. I know that you have DSL Slowksy issues. :( Congrats on the Blue Grosbeak! That is a hole in my list.
Hi Hip Chick, Thanks, Sometimes I get lucky.
Hi Kim, Not to worry, you have years of birding ahead of you.
Hi Marie, I agree, he's a wonderful little peep.
Kitty, Kitty, Kitty. Go over to the right and find tips. I have a tutorials on shooting black and white birds!
Kelly, I'm with you. I go out and shoot a couple of hundred shots of peeps and then on the walk back I think of the ~hours~ I'll be spending digging through the field guides. (Shoot first and ask questions later, I love digital.)
Thanks Luna Miranda! I'm glad you found something you like.
Hi Dawn. We may see some good stuff!
Thanks Rob, Carletta.
Hi my rambling English friend. Good to see you again! Thanks!
I'm with you, Pam. Not much to dislike about a peep.
Thanks John, good to see you again.

VALKYRIEN said...

Great shots as always! Love the perspective on the first shot!

Richard said...

I keep telling you Steve that the birds are following you around again. They see you with a camera and line up for their pictures.

Tricia said...

beautifully & wonderfully clear & crisp photos!

Tammie Lee said...

Steve B,

These are wonderful!
The clarity draws me in.

Jenny said...

These are great clear photos and what a treat for you that it was a life bird too. Congratulations! You must've been grinning like crazy.

srp said...

What wonderful shots!!! I love to watch them run in and out of the water at the edge of the ocean. What a beautiful bird.

TonyC said...

Nice one Steve. Great shots

NatureStop said...

Great shots specially the one whith the reflection on the sand amazing!!!

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