Semipalmated Plover – small in frame with layers of color

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

This photo of a Semipalmated Plover on the shore of the Gulf was purposely photographed so that the plover would be small in the frame, a photographic style that I like and appreciate. It not only showcases my subject but the habitat that the plover can be found in.

When the image was created I loved the wet, glassy appearance of the foreground sand and the reflection of the plover. I was laying flat on my stomach in the wet sand with my lens just barely above the water  and wet sand to achieve a very low angle.

For me this image isn’t only about the plover, it is also about the mirror-like quality of the foreground and the layers of color in the background created by incoming waves.

Mia

This image was created in September of 2008

6 Comments

  1. Utahbooklover July 13, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    Your efforts were rewarded with the way this image turned out, and the cropping and composition wonderful.

  2. Elephant's Child July 13, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    Such a glorious zen moment. Thank you.

  3. Lois Bryan July 13, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Absolutely lovely … a wonderfully cooling and refreshing image on a hot day like today!!!

  4. Patty Chadwick July 13, 2014 at 10:15 am

    The calmness and serenity this capture is just what I needed. Things are a bit turbulent right now. I love this image for the same reasons you state and how the small horizontal ripples emphasize the peacefulness of the image…

  5. Jane Chesebrough July 13, 2014 at 8:43 am

    I do like this Plover and the subtle hues of the fore and backgrounds.Very pretty.

  6. Bob Bushell July 13, 2014 at 5:17 am

    Perfection.

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