Juvenile Wilson’s Plover – Small in the frame

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Juvenile Wilson’s Plover –   D200, handheld, f6.3, 1/800, ISO 250, 80-400mm VR at 400mm, +0.3 EV, natural light

This juvenile Wilson’s Plover (Charadrius wilsonia) was in the company of an adult bird and both of them were scurrying along some vegetation on the north beach of Fort De Soto. I have some photos taken that morning where the plover was larger in the frame but I enjoy images where the bird is small in the frame and where the setting is as much a part of the image as the plover, in this case a sloping, sandy dune provides the fore and background. I like how in the background I can still see the ridges in the sand even though they are out of focus and how well the juvenile plover stands out from the setting.


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  1. Rich Ditch November 17, 2010 at 10:35 am

    This is the one regularly occurring shorebird of the eastern U.S. that I’ve never seen, and I’d love to have a similar opportunity to your times with them in Florida.

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