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Posts tagged “Snowy Plover

Little Ones

I’ve learned not to ignore the little shorebirds while lying down.  They can be a challenge to photograph as they move around quickly but they can be very photogenic.

When they are standing still, I’ll use a single focus point but change to all focus points when they start moving, if they are close enough.  Getting direct eye contact is always a favorite pose.  Preening can also reveal some interesting photos.  These were taken on a cloudy day so the ISO had to be cranked up to get a decent shutter speed.

Taken with Canon 1DX and Canon 500mm F4 IS II with 1.4X III telconverter

Aperture priority, 1/500 sec @ F5.6, ISO 2500, evaluative metering, +1 exposure compensation

Snowy Plover

Snowy Plover

Aperture priority, 1/800 sec @ F5.6, ISO 1600, evaluative metering, +1 1/3 exposure compensation

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Aperture priority, 1/800 sec @ F5.6, ISO 1600, evaluative metering, +1 1/3 exposure compensation

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