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Old Jun 1, 2005, 11:45 AM   #1
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[img]www.davidbarkinphotography.com/Temp/BLPLO12.JPG[/img]

[img]www.davidbarkinphotography.com/Temp/BLPLO11.JPG[/img]

A pair of Black Bellied Plovers, male and female

[img]www.davidbarkinphotography.com/Temp/DUNLIN4.JPG[/img]

[img]www.davidbarkinphotography.com/Temp/DUNLIN2.JPG[/img]

Dunlins, another small Sandpiper, in bredding plumage. They are only a touch larger than the Sanderlings that they like to hang out with in the Winter.

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Old Jun 1, 2005, 1:40 PM   #2
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Very nice Dave. My favorites are the flight shots.

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Old Jun 1, 2005, 2:45 PM   #3
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Very nice. Great job on the flight shots.
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Old Jun 1, 2005, 10:01 PM   #4
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The one that I've been trying to catch is when the sandpipers fly and you get that alternating color of the white underneath and the darker tops. So when the group banks you can see the white "ripple" through the group as they all turn.

I've never been able to get a good flight shot of them doing that. You, here, have done a great job of catching those in flight. Nicely done. I like the light on the first standing/feeding shots more than the second... but I like how (s)he's holding something in the second one.

Nicely done. I'm still waiting for the shore bird migration to really kick in.

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Nice photos dave. The in flight shots are wonderful.
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I like the #2 flight shot. They are tough to get.
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Old Jun 2, 2005, 1:48 PM   #7
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With my equipment, I'm much better off sticking to the larger birds. I shoot at a fixed F10, which limits the speed I can use. These were shot at 800, which is about the most I can use for a dark colored bird....

So I was very pleased with these two images. They actually look better than they are, because of the background. If shot against a sky they would not look anywhere near as good. The breaking sea, even though oof, gives the images a three dimensional effect. Generally I try to position myself for at least some sort of background. It helps...:lol:

And of course, constant practive makes me very steady. What many people do not know is that a bird keeps it's head steady, no matter how much other movement is going on. Even when they bank, the head stays level.

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