bird photography : long-billed curlew

With one of the longest bills of any bird, the Long-billed Curlew makes for quite an interesting sight. John photographed this one among a large group of mixed shorebirds at Moss Landing State Beach on the nothern end of Monterey Bay.
With one of the longest bills of any bird, the Long-billed Curlew makes for quite an interesting sight. John photographed this one among a large group of mixed shorebirds at Moss Landing State Beach on the nothern end of Monterey Bay.
Equipment:Canon EOS 30D
Canon EF 300mm f4L IS with 1.4x Teleconverter
Settings:f8; 1/320 sec.; focal length at 420 mm; ISO 200
Date:September 27, 2007 7:35 pm
Location:Moss Landing State Beach / Moss Landing, CA
Photography Notes:
The light wasn't all that cooperative on the evening I visited Moss Landing for this photo, and the approaching dusk compounded things, but overall, post-processing did wonders to make this one a keeper. Making the most of less-than-perfect conditions is often worth it.
 



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