Finally found the shorebirds!


Wow! After all the days of looking for the shorebirds that migrate through, hearing the reports of the sightings, and getting skunked walking the shoreline, we finally found some. A small flock of Least Sandpipers came to the shores on front of us and i got some clicks. Every time we go out there we see them but boy are these guys skiddish. Well they were out munching there way through the water, surrounded by millions of Brine Flies. All those dots you see behind the bird are the flies. Along with the dots, those black lumps in front are also Brine Flies.


It was one of those mornings where the light was great and so was the reflections in the water. Reflections are a big part o the photograph when shooting shorebirds. They can make the image interesting when it would normally seem dull. I like the reflections because of the great color of the sandpipers. The color pattern on the wings and back are just great with the light and what could be better but to show the reflection of that color. Two more great finds at Mono Lake, how many more treasures will be discovered i wonder.

Images captured with D3, 600f4, TC-14e, on Lexar UDMA Digital Film

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