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    Default Frothy (Western Sandpiper)

    Species
    Common Name- Western Sandpiper
    Scientific Name- Calidris maur

    Date- 1/05/2017

    Location- St Pete's Beach, Western Florida

    Camera Details
    Brand/Model- 70D
    Lens- Tamron 150-600mm (@500mm)

    Camera Settings
    ISO- 500
    F-Stop- F/7.1
    Shutter Speed- 1/1600 sec
    Exposure Bias/Metering/Flash- +0.33EV/Partial/Nil

    Technique- Lay on sand, hand held

    Attraction Aides- Nil

    Post Production- Crop, shadows/highlights, levels, NR, sharpen, curves

    Notes- Stayed with my friend Jim at his Condo at St Pete's Beach in western Florida and it was so easy to get close to the birds on the local beach. People everywhere and the birds didn't seem to care. This one had a bath in the frothy foam washing up to the sand. Thanks for looking, Wilson.


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    Delightful setting. Bubbles add interest but don't intrude, and the low shooting position shows off the leg length and plumage coloring to advantage.
    Cheers, John Daniels.

    Bird species in Aust. photographed since Oct. 2011: 491 Latest: Little Stint. Stockyard Point. Vic 26/6/2017

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    Wilson Lennard (14-08-2017)

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    Lovely image Wilson. Nice low angle. I am assuming that this is one that is not breeding while others have already headed to Alaska...

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    Very nice Wilson, I like the low angle and plumage details. Looks like this bird could blend in very well with the shoreline substrate if hunkered down. As a wader enthusiast I appreciate such posts.

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    sweet as apple pie that is - lovely shot Wilson

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    Nice one Wilson - lovely setting with the foam and a nice low angle

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