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Sweet Light and Sleepy At The Beach

Discussion in 'Birds' started by jfenton, Sep 11, 2005.

  1. jfenton


    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    Nothing was flying last evening, so I decided to walk the area where the Plum Island River enters the ocean.

    The light was warm....the air was chilly....and the birds were soaking up the last rays of the afternoon sun...

    A Black Backed Gull:

    NIKON D2X    ---    700mm    f/10.0    1/500s    ISO 400

    A Semi Palmated Plover

    NIKON D2X    ---    700mm    f/9.0    1/750s    ISO 320

    Some White Rumped Sandpipers:

    NIKON D2X    ---    700mm    f/10.0    1/640s    ISO 400

    NIKON D2X    ---    700mm    f/10.0    1/500s    ISO 320

    NIKON D2X    ---    700mm    f/16.0    1/200s    ISO 320
  2. looks like they were hunkering down for the night. Is that the late sun or did you also use some fill?

    Nice series of shots.
  3. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Those are wonderful images. Color and content along with comp is really pleasing.
  4. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005

    Sometimes the birds just don't fly where you are. The key is to find good shots in spite of this, and you've done very well here. :wink:
  5. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    Morning Jim
    the last two are very nice as Gale mentioned not only the light but the composition, well done.
  6. jfenton


    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    Hi Harris

    Late afternoon sun sir...I never ever use fill flash.

    Heck...I don't even own one any more :) 
  7. jfenton


    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    Hi Gale

    I don't normally shoot these little guys but I may have to start doing so. They are just so darned cute :) 
  8. jfenton


    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    Hi Frank

    Geez...I should have put a disclaimer that there were "group" photos in the mix as I know you don't like them! (I'm just bustin ya)

    Thanks for the nice comments...
  9. Sweet light, sweet series Jim.............you got to take strolls more often. luv those plovers!!
  10. jfenton


    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    Hi Keith

    I may try and get me some of them Piping Plovers this afternnon?
  11. drueter


    Apr 24, 2005
    Southeast Texas
    Very nice series, Jim! Sometimes ya have to look at the ground for the good bird shots rather than the sky! Well done!
  12. jaminphoto


    Jul 7, 2005
    SF Bay area
    OMG Did the sandpipers are multiplying :smile:
    Very nice series.

  13. jfenton


    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    Hey Dreuter

    First time I ever realized that birds actually sit and sleep?????????????????????

    Ar first I figured it was a group of birds who had all expired in flight. (I'm kidding)
  14. jfenton


    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    Hi jamin...

    Thanks Ricardo :) 
  15. saturnine

    saturnine Guest

    That picture of the Plover is just too adorable! Great shots, Jim...I love the lighting!
  16. jfenton


    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    Hi Grace

    You know....I didn't like to plover shot at first but it ended up kind of growing on me.

    My wife is too easy (figuritely of course), she thought that all of little bird shots were cute.
  17. Excellent shots Jim, especially the last few of the little guys. My favorite is the last one. :smile:
  18. NeilCam


    Feb 21, 2005
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Stunningly beautiful shots Jim - that really was/is some sweet light.

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