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Everyone Loves Sunsets

Everyone Loves Sunsets
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Copyright: Scott Evers (scottevers7) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2432 W: 3 N: 3894] (12309)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-11-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon 70-200 f2.8 L IS + EF 1.4X II, B+W UV MRC
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-01-19 22:12
Viewed: 3208
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Everyone stops to enjoy the spectacular sunsets on Sanibel Island. This Plover was really probably waiting for the next wave to uncover a snack. He just stood there tapping the water with his foot watching the surf.

I love the warm golden light from a setting sun. I know his shadow is cut off, but I was concentrating on him so much I did not see that very long shadow he was casting until I looked on my computer. I cropped more from that side to get a better composition as he was to centered in the original shot and I did not have it all in the original capture.

This is either an American Golden Plover, or a Black Bellied Plover. You can make the call, because they are so close, the experts argue over identification.
I just love to watch all the diffrent species of small shore birds run the surf line when I am at the beach.

Dave, dew77, wallhalla15, soccer, ellis49, metcher, hummingbird24, coasties, ScottHale, livios, PDP, Luc, CTP, cedryk has marked this note useful
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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2006-01-19 22:18]

Hi Scott,
Hind sight is always 20/20...;-)
Too bad about the shadow...;-(
Good looking little bird though, with an interesting activity.
The composition looks excellent! The sun had to be low to throw a shadow like that.

Very nice shot Scott!
I like the composition with the little wave and the light is wonderful. Colors are nice and details are great. TFS!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-01-20 3:10]

Well earned smile now, critique later :-)

Hello Scot!
Everyone stops to enjoy sunset... maybe your Plover too? :-)))

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-01-20 3:59]

Hello Scott!
Very nice capture.Clear details,lighting,
POV and framing are wonderful.TFS...:-)

Hello Scott,
this is a beautiful natural shot - very clear and colorful. Fantastic composition and great details. Great colours an lighting too. Well done and thanks for posting. Have a great weekend.

Great shot with nice composition!

Very nice pic. I like the Comp and POV here. I can't make a call as I live in South Africa and don't get to see these birds! TFS,

Very nice capture Scott. I like the leg-up pose and timing as the water washes past...
Well composed with excellent light, sharpness and details. Very well done.
Thank you MF!
P.S. Speaking of sunsets...I just got my sigma 10-20mm and the C.P. is on the slow boat..
I'm looking forward to catchin' a few!

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  • tinman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 7 N: 458] (2663)
  • [2006-01-20 10:11]

Good moment captured, lovely pose, nice lighting and well composed

Hi Scott,
this is a beautiful shot with lovely colours and light.
Well composed, nice POV and great details.
Excellent work, my friend.

Hi, Scott.
Very nice light. Photo is well composed and with natural habitat. Excellent sharpness, colors and details.

Great shot of this lonely looking bird, this is a fantastic shot, the detail is incredible. Well done Scott. :)

An excellent photo Scott!

Love the beach too, and this little bird who seems to be testing the waters and basking in the wonderful sunshine, makes me wish I had taken this image.

Great sharpness, exposure, POV, in this fine composition.

Well done, thank you!

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-01-20 20:32]

Hi Scott,
Excellent capture!
The lighting is superb, also perfect exposure,
very good detail.
Thanks and have a nice weekend!

Lovely light in this shot Scott. The POV is great showing the incoming waves. Crisp, clear and sharp too. Thanks.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2006-01-21 6:34]

Hi Scott,
good capture, very nice light and the bird. Interesting note. I like it a lot. Well done.
Rgs, Aleksander

Alot of textures are represented here.
The smoothness of the sand up high, the dry sand,the seashells, the ripples and bubbles in the water and that's not to mention the bird itself. I love the natural light too...it's warm. I think this one's a keeper!
Nice work.

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  • moemf Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 0 N: 160] (703)
  • [2006-01-22 10:11]

Hi Scott

Nice composition and POV, excellent shot! Lovely wave around his feet. It looks like he's enjoying both the sunset and the water. Well done.


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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-01-22 15:22]

Scott, a lovely bird.

Great pov, composition and shapness.

He looks great by the shore.

Lovely lighting, great note.

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  • Nico Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 199 W: 1 N: 335] (1321)
  • [2006-01-23 1:45]

Quite nice pic. Looks like it is testing the water with a toe? Probably cold?

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-01-25 10:54]

Nice shot Scott, love the pose of the Plover. Well captured and TFS. Dean.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-01-27 5:45]

Hello Scott, this is a nice shot. The lapping water at the wader's feet is very good. Good exposure and lighting. Well done.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-01-27 17:53]

Lovely little bird Scott. The pose is excellent and I especially like the bend leg. Good exposure and sharp details. Well done & TFS!


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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2006-01-29 3:02]

Very well done.
Thank you, Scott.

It is fun to watch those birds run in and out of the surf line. Well done Scott, love the lighting and POV.


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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-02-10 20:20]

Hi Scott,
Excellent bird shot with excellent colors,pov,dof,note,focus and sharpness.TFS

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2006-02-10 20:33]

Hello Scott,
Very nice composition and POV in this warm light!
Best greetings,

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-02-21 9:23]

Very good bird shot, I like the warm tones of the sand matching the bird's. Thanks,


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