Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)

Such an emblematic and elegant bird. I desaturated the first of these two images simply because I preferred the clean feel it lent the shot.

Canon 1Ds MkII, 1/500 sec, f/8, 218mm at ISO 500

Canon 1Ds MkII, 1/500 sec, f/8, 400mm at ISO 500

6 comments:

  1. The first shot is a great way to present this bird Tim.

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  2. Thanks Roy. I just thought it worked well because the Avocet's plumage is so striking – Tim

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  3. I am almost drooling in admiration. Those shots are superb. Such a beautiful bird and you have done it justice.

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  4. Elegance personified. Super presentation Tim.

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  5. I have seen these birds in B&W before and certainly lend themselves to monochrome. These are beautiful shots Tim.

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  6. one of my all time favorites!! I saw some last month in Florida with beautiful winter plumage :-)

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