Great find and capture! It's not usually that easy to get close to those birds -- again, your 600mm lens was used to advantage. It's terrific to see one strolling through shallow, vegetation-rich water so clearly. Very natural colours on the bird. The grass seems to be a bit dark to me. That's unfortunate too, because the beautiful curved bill is not as clear as it might be. I did a WS to try to lighten the grass while leaving the bill dark. Well done! TFS.
- dsidwell (718)
- [2010-05-27 17:49]
This is certainly one of my favorite shore birds, and I never tire of seeing them. Lovely photo and very interesting information, Rick.
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2010-05-27 18:25]
excellent close-up photo of the American Avocet,
with fine POV and framing, fine focus sharpness
and details, and a beautiful luminosity, TFS
- Belgerdy (7664)
- [2010-05-27 22:57]
Oh this is well focussed, and such a graceful subject too
- zetu (16941)
- [2010-05-28 7:50]
Very well presented, with natural colors, low POV and great details
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2010-05-28 10:08]
Although the composition is a bit tiny, this is a very beautiful photo of this Amerucan Avocet. Great natural colours and excellent sharpness. Good low POV and DOF.
- matatur (5312)
- [2010-05-28 10:34]
That finely curved beak is a little lost over the noisy BG Rick, but still a very good representation of the characteristically striding Avocet in fine focus and exposure, from a good vantage point. TFS it indeed my friend.
- achimmircea (6246)
- [2010-05-28 14:02]
Wonderful image with this bird taken from a low POV with great details and lovely colors. Well done!
- Argus (50626)
- [2010-05-28 23:04]
This deserves more attention!
A fine capture of an American Avocet wading through the rushes. Though maybe the composition is a bit tight at the top, the contrast with the BG, the colours and sharpness are superb with the lighting helping to emphasize the avocet.
Thanks Rick and have a good weekend,
- dmark11 (2633)
- [2010-12-27 17:06]
Excellant capture. Very nice focus and natural setting. A gorgeous bird indeed.
Have a happy new year,
- chrimakris (26007)
- [2010-12-31 1:28]
Excellent photo. My best wishes for a HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR.