Gotta love those shorebirds – Semipalmated Plover

Semipalmated Plover on the shore of the Gulf of MexicoSemipalmated Plover on the shore of the Gulf of Mexico – Nikon D200, f6.3, 1/640, ISO 160, Nikkor 80-400mm VR at 400mm, natural light

I do love shorebirds and right now there are only a few left in Utah but in Florida there are plenty at this time of the year. I photographed this Semipalmated Plover as it foraged along the Gulf of Mexico in Florida in 2008 while I laid flat on the wet sand getting soaked as the waves pushed onto the shore around the sand bar in the distance. When the shallow waves wash over the wet sand they have an almost mirror-like effect for creating wonderful reflections.

Happy Monday!


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About Mia McPherson

I am a nature lover, wildlife watcher and a bird photographer. I first become serious about bird photography when I moved to Florida in 2004 and it wasn’t long before I was hooked (addicted is more like it). My move to the Salt Lake area of Utah was a great opportunity to continue observing their behavior and to pursue my passion for photographing birds.


  1. a classic picture, but it s always a pleasure to discover it =))
    thanks mia, see you soon

  2. You do work to get those great shots and we appreciate your images and your blog.

  3. One time when lying down on the job is EXACTLY the right thing to do. Thank you.

  4. There’s just something about those ‘eye-level’ photos. Nicely done!

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