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In The Wild

A Plover pauses for a second and stands on one leg, before continuing it’s search for food. I walked in pretty close to the animal, then I sat down on the grass so I could obtain this straight-on perspective and in-frame scale without it getting spooked and flying away.

The shot was taken with a Canon 450D and a 55 – 250 mm lens:
F-stop: f/8
Exposure time: 1/400 sec
ISO speed: ISO-200
Exposure bias: -0.7 step
Focal length: 250 mm
WB: Sunny
Aperture Priority Mode
Hand Held

I enjoy the whole creative process from beginning to end and seek to discover and portray the world in all of it’s rich, intense colours and interesting forms, textures and subjects. I draw inspiration from the harmonious colour schemes often present in the natural environment when creating my Graphic Designs, or composing a Photograph or other work.

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  • vigor
    vigoralmost 2 years ago

    What a great pose!!!

  • Thanks Vigor! I got another one with the leg pointing out-stretched to the back, too.

    – reflector

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersalmost 2 years ago

    A beautiful little bird, James. I like the way he is standing on one foot. ♥

  • Thanks Lori, they are quite unusual! They make a strange noise, too. :))x

    – reflector

  • Berns
    Bernsalmost 2 years ago

    Perfectly timed !

  • Thank you Berns! I got a couple of shots of it grooming itself too.

    – reflector

  • maggie326
    maggie326almost 2 years ago

    wonderful shot James great timing

  • Thanks for the feedback!

    – reflector

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganalmost 2 years ago

    impressive and beautiful image

  • Thanks for your great comment!

    – reflector

  • shallay
    shallayalmost 2 years ago

    Was he resting on one leg? Did you catch this with a zoom or just normal lens, James?
    Good stalking – extra hard to get bird close-ups, let alone in focus

  • He walked along and paused like that for a second. I used a 55 – 250 mm lens but rather than just walking right up and having it fly away immediately I got in close then sat down so it wouldn’t feel at risk. Thanks for dropping by! :)

    – reflector

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkeralmost 2 years ago

    Nice close up my friend.

  • Many thanks Tom! It was a nice location to capture these “jumpy” birds.

    – reflector

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynalmost 2 years ago

    I LOVE IT !

  • Thanks for your positive comment! :)

    – reflector

  • Bowen1988
    Bowen1988over 1 year ago

    Great depth of field and timing

  • Thanks Daniel, much appreciated!

    – reflector

  • Dominika Aniola
    Dominika Aniolaover 1 year ago

    Fabulous capture!

  • Thanks for your nice feedback!

    – reflector

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