Sandpiper And Shells
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This little sandpiper was taken on Sanibel Island in FL – one of my favorite places to photograph shorebirds.
The biggest problem with shorebirds is they like beaches – you know, kind of like people. And while they’re used to people walking by, they take on a whole different attitude when you start paying attention to them and pointing a camera their way.
It’s actually funny, and I have to believe the folks combing the beach at first light when I’m shooting have to wonder why I need such a long lens when they can walk within a few feet of these guys.
At any rate, the nice thing is that if you’re patient and get ahead of a group of birds, you can – generally – just wait for them to come to you. The moment you find yourself in pursuit, you’ve already lost. That’s the technique I used to capture the image of this guy. He stopped just long enough to pose for a photo, then off he went in search of another morsel to munch on.
The really sweet thing about Sanibel is the shells – it’s famous for them and there are millions scattered on the beaches. I think it really gives the photos captured there a unique look.
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