Curlew sandpiper

Perhaps my favourite image from a recent trip to Romania. It was taken by lying down at the waters edge covered in scrim netting and waiting. Always an uncomfortable position to be in, but it makes such a difference to the pictures. The bird had been bathing and will always jump up and dry its wings when it has finished and fortunately the wind was blowing in the right direction as the bird will always leap into the breeze.

Curlew sandpiper, Calidris ferruginea, single bird in water wing stretching, Romania, May 2015

Canon 7d Mk2. 800mm lens. 1/4000th at F5.6. 400 iso.


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