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Some local shorebirds

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Phil K, May 20, 2007.

  1. Nothing really exotic, but just some shorebirds that can be found in Southern China at this time of the year. Taken mostly yesterday in between heavy rain periods, so light was not ideal. I hope I got the ID right.

    Wood Sandpiper
    FinePix S5Pro    ---    500mm    f/6.3    1/800s    ISO 200

    Common Sandpiper
    FinePix S5Pro    ---    500mm    f/5.6    1/640s    ISO 200

    Curlew sandpipers (with a Swallow doing a flyby)
    FinePix S5Pro    ---    500mm    f/4.5    1/570s    ISO 200

    Little Ringed Plover
    FinePix S5Pro    ---    500mm    f/5.0    1/350s    ISO 200

    Red-necked Stint
    FinePix S5Pro    ---    500mm    f/5.0    1/285s    ISO 200

    Long-toed Stint
    FinePix S5Pro    ---    500mm    f/5.6    1/320s    ISO 200

    And this is what we drove 3 hours for - Cinnamon Bittern
    FinePix S5Pro    ---    500mm    f/5.0    1/285s    ISO 200

    And I like this head on view. I think the red things were snail eggs.
    FinePix S5Pro    ---    500mm    f/5.6    1/250s    ISO 320

    Thanks for visiting.
  2. That is a nice series Phil. Especially number 5. Have you been taking lessoms from Jim F?

    :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::eek: :eek: :eek: 

    Bob F.
  3. Wo Phil, you're turning into an "Asian Flew!" Pardon the pun. :rolleyes: 

    That is a fascinating bird. The entire series is very well done. Which lens were you using.

  4. eng45ine


    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Congrats Phil, this is a very nice series and a great variety. The Bittern looks like a species of Heron.
  5. MontyDog


    Jan 30, 2005
    #1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax;
  6. Very nice Phil! Love that last shot.

  7. Wonderful series Phil!!
  8. Your new lenses and time is paying off Phil, very nice series of shots.
  9. Wonderful set, Phil! Love the low shooting angle-adds a lot to the shots.
  10. tech1961


    Jan 28, 2007
    Houston Tx.
    Great series Phil
  11. Glacier


    Jan 17, 2006
    Boaz, Alabama
    A Bittern and snail eggs in the same frame! How cool is that?
  12. Phil, what great variety. Nice job.
  13. Nice catches PHil.

  14. Very nice set of photos Phil
  15. jfenton


    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA

    The Cinnamon Bittern just gave me goose bumps pal.....

    How long would it take me to fly / drive to this place from the east coast of the USA?
  16. Good shooting Phil. You have yourself a nice set of pics here.
  17. Each and every one of those birds I'd drive 3 hours to see!! Awesome set Phil.
  18. Thank you very much Bob. Jim is my idol and I would be very happy if he can take me as his apprentice.

    Thanks Rich. I was using the Sigma 500, a really great lens.

    Thank you Frank. I was extremely excited when I spotted the Bittern. It's my first sighting, and the rain stopped for me to take some decent shots.

    Thank you Paul. I would like to show our friends here what birds we have here.
  19. Thank you very much Anthony. The last one is also my favorite.

    Thank you very much, Dave.

    Thanks for the kind comment, Gordon.

    Thank Dave. I took the shots from the car with a sandbag.
  20. Thank you very much Jimmy.

    Thank you Andy. Glad you like it.

    Thanks for the kind word, Jim.

    Thank you for taking a look and your kind comments, Louie.
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