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The Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla) migrates broadly across the continent in spring and in fall. Disorganized small to medium flocks are typically spread out. They are often found wandering away from water’s edge and towards grassy margins. This “peep” was photographed in a pond in Ottawa, ON (Canada) as he or she had a quick bath and then leaped out of shallow water and on to a rock. Peeps are rather easily approachable along pond edges and river shores.

Image was taken with a Canon EOS 40D, a 300mm f2.8 lens and a 1.4t.c.


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birds, shorebirds, peeps, sandpipers

Comments

  • byronbackyard
    byronbackyardabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful shot and not an easy one either I would think, well done!

  • Yup, it took a few different takes to get this shot. ;-) Thanks for the lovely comment byronbackyard, I truly appreciate it!

    Francine

    – DigitallyStill

  • Moorey
    Mooreyabout 4 years ago

    magnificent shot

  • Thank you very much Linda. That is so kind of you. ;-)

    Francine
    DigitallyStill

    – DigitallyStill

  • Sean McConnery
    Sean McConneryabout 4 years ago

    Graceful capture Francine :-)

  • Thanks very much Sean. These guys/peeps are a real treat to photograph.

    – DigitallyStill

  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedleabout 4 years ago

    Great capture!

  • Thanks very much Rick!

    – DigitallyStill

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeabout 4 years ago

    How beautifully dynamic. Gorgeous work.

  • Thank you so very much Bunny. I can spend hours on end observing and photographing peeps.
    They are quite entertaining. ;-)

    – DigitallyStill

  • lcretyi
    lcretyiabout 4 years ago

    OMG! You are such a show off (just Kidding) this is too Fabulous, Your very Talented to Capture this Fabulous Action Shot…Laura

  • I am humbled. Thank you Laura. ;-) (Blushing)

    Francine

    – DigitallyStill

  • lesleys47
    lesleys47about 4 years ago

    Love it, love it, love it!!!!!!!!!!

  • Makes me happy, happy, happy to hear. Thanks so very much Leslie!

    Francine

    – DigitallyStill

  • Barbara  Brown
    Barbara Brownabout 4 years ago

    Great capture!

  • Thank you very much Barbara. Truly appreciated!

    Francine

    – DigitallyStill

  • lcretyi
    lcretyiabout 4 years ago

    Francine, when I get a shot with the focus, clarity, dof, and subject half this good, I will show off like I won the lottery!!!!!!!!!

  • You are so kind Icretyi. Thank you so very much. ;-)

    – DigitallyStill

  • Sandy Stewart
    Sandy Stewartabout 4 years ago

    Beautifully captured!!!! : )

  • Thank you very much Sandy. I truly appreciate it. ;-)

    Francine

    – DigitallyStill

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