A bathing Dunlin at Fort De Soto County Park

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A bathing DunlinA bathing Dunlin – Nikon D200, handheld, f6.3, 1/750, ISO 160, Nikkor 70-300mm VR at 300mm, natural light

This is a simple image of a bathing Dunlin from May of 2009 taken at Fort De Soto County Park that brings back wonderful memories for me. That day was absolutely chock full of interesting birds feeding, bathing, preening, flying and I reveled in it. I was there from 6:50 until 11:05 am and I don’t think I ever took a break from photographing all the birds that I saw. I went home dirty, tired and happy.

It was a great day.

Life is good.



  1. Jane Chesebrough August 22, 2015 at 11:05 pm

    Nice shot…sometimes it would be handy to have them available for ID purposes.

  2. Elephant's Child August 22, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    Beautiful. And those tired, dirty happy days are the best.

  3. Patty Chadwick August 22, 2015 at 8:49 am

    That bird, hunkered down in the wayer, in sweet light, looks just as happyvas you say you were…makes me want to go swimming….

  4. Bob Mcpherson August 22, 2015 at 6:28 am

    Sweet!!! I love that picture

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