Shorebirds | Birds along the shoreline at sunset on Tigertail Beach, Marco Island, Florida. | www.larslentzphotography.com |
Camera: Canon G12
Lens: 6.1-30.5 mm
Settings: 1/640 s at f/4.5, ISO 400, 30.5 mm, -1/3 EV, Normal Mode, Center-Weighted Average Metering.
These shore birds were going back and forth as the waves rolled in on Tigertail Beach on Marco Island, Florida. Each time, they would bend over to pluck things out of the sand before the waves would come in and they would run back. Then they would start over, waiting for the waves to recede.
Timing was everything for this photo. I chose a short shutter speed to capture the quick movements of these birds. I waited for just the right moment when their heads were down. Only a split second later and they were up and ran back as the water came in.
For this photo, I toned down the upper and lower parts of the image. I wanted the birds to be the focus and the brightest part of the picture.
These birds must do this all day long. I sat there for a long time myself, watching them.
November 30th, 2015
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