Wave Running Willet

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Tech Info:

  • Camera: NIKON D7000
  • Lens: 500.0 mm f/4.0
  • Focal Length: 700mm
  • Shutter: 1/400 sec
  • ISO: 800
  • Aperture: F/9

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This Photo's ID: 4401

Field Notes Print Info

This Willet was captured on Sanibel Island FL one morning as I strolled along the beach with my big glass. (Nothing like a big lens on a beach to get people wondering what you’re up to.)

Anyhow, this guy was skirting the edge of the water when some larger waves started rolling in. Normally these birds make an effort to keep out of the waves, but I think there were some people walking by so he decided to just ride the waves instead. The partly cloudy early morning conditions help to paint the light on him perfectly.


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3 Responses to Wave Running Willet

  1. Jody says:

    Man alive… you have hit the jackpot on these beautiful shots….

  2. Deborah Flowers says:

    Gorgeous photo. So jealous of the nice glass.

  3. david says:

    You are right about the funny looks when you take a 500mm lens onto a beach! When you say it’s only for the birds it does not help! Have a nice day and keep twitching!

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