Tuesday, July 9, 2013

By the Sea: A Post About Shorebirds

When people think of Florida nature photography, several animals come to mind: the vibrant roseate spoonbill, the elegant white egret, and the dangerous american alligator. However, many people forget or neglect the little shorebirds that speed up and down the coastline, trying to keep up with the tides.

Sanderling - Anastasia State Park, FL
They can be hard to photograph because they can be hard to catch. By the same token, they can be a boon to those with less lenspower as they will sometimes dart right in front of you!

Ruddy Turnstone
They tend to travel in small groups and forage right where the ocean meets the shore. They are highly active little animals and can be good subjects to watch if you are hoping to snag some in-flight photos.

Willets - Bowman's Beach - Sanibel Island, FL

What's your favorite animal to photograph?

Equipment: Nikon D70 + Nikkor 70-300mm zoom

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