A Few Boids from the Weekend

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Well bird photography wasn't the main mission for the first trip of the season on Prince William Sound. But what's a guy to do when they're just there :smile: Still a lot of snow around and the weather was a bit damp but not windy. Finally got to shoot something other than dogs :)

All shot with a D800E and 500mm f4 VR.

Harlequin ducks like to hang out on rocks. These guys must have thought they were camo because they wouldn't move, not even a turn of the head. The flight shot is pretty severly cropped and shot at ISO800 so finer details don't show very well.

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A couple of shore birds. The first is a whimbrel and I believe the second is a surfbird (thanks to william/wizard0003 for the ID). The WB seems off on the whimbrel now that I look at it.

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Thanks for the comments, guys. I love those little harlequins. No woodies up here so they are the next best thing. I was in a power boat so no chance of getting close without flushing them. But I thought it worked out OK with the shot of them on the rocks. Though at least a turn of the head would have been nice :frown:
 
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Those Harlequins sure do have some great color on them. Great job on freezing the action of the second one ... just wish he was coming our way (but then again, you can't be too picky!)
 

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