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Old Sep 13, 2007, 9:45 PM   #1
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So fine a day yesterday I thought to take a walk by the breakwater outside the harbor.

Chicago skyline from four or five miles away.


One of these two Russian gents hooked a fish. I thought about cropping out the glare but left it in because it was that kind of day.


Fishing was not too bad for them. Nets are necessary for these fish.


Then off to shoot a few shorebirds by the fishing pier.

This Sanderling left when I got near.


This one ate his way towards me.


This one was rather aggressive.


Playing King Of The Mountain - Oops, I meant King Of The Bird.


Meanwhile, this plover walked the shoreline looking for goodies.


This Ruddy Turnstone had his back to the rather stiff breeze.

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Old Sep 13, 2007, 10:34 PM   #2
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Nice series of shots, I like the little plover the best. Of course I wouyld not mind catching that fise either.
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Old Sep 13, 2007, 10:48 PM   #3
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Nice series of shots, I like the little plover the best. Of course I wouyld not mind catching that fise either.
Thanks. Actually, he was not a little plover. He is a non-breeding patterned Black-bellied Plover, which is the largest plover and much larger then the sandpipers pictured. He does have that cute little plover look though. If I can get a shot of that species with the little Semipalmated Plovers in the same frame I will post one. (Come to think of it, maybe I have one and should just go look.)
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Hi, I love the photo of that black belly plover. The detail is amazing.

I never was able to get a shot ofany bird close enoughwith good detail. I keep trying. Hope to see more.

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Hi, I love the photo of that black belly plover. The detail is amazing.

I never was able to get a shot ofany bird close enoughwith good detail. I keep trying. Hope to see more.

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The bird shots were taken with a Oly C-180 tele converter and then cropped a wee bit. There is a bird sanctuary by the beach and if there is not too much commotion you can get rather close. If you want to see lots of close up birds, click on any picture to go to my flickr site. Look for a set called Florida. I have lots of close up birds all over my flickr pages but that one is really filled with them.
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