I had some fun with this Long-billed Curlew yesterday after the clouds thinned and the sunshine fell consistently on Antelope Island State Park. So I thought I’d have some more fun and turn these 12 images into a sequential slideshow right on this page. Just click on the first image to start the slideshow.
The male curlew had been preening and a couple of times he lifted his wings, two of those times he had his eyes closed or his head was turned away but in this sequence his head was turned in a good direction and there were only two frames where his eyes were nearly closed. I thought this slide show would accentuate the Long-billed Curlew wing lift motion.
Life is good!
All images taken with my Nikon D810, f8, 1/1000, ISO 500, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light