bird photography : ruddy turnstone

John spotted this little Ruddy Turnstone hopping along the railing of one of the piers at Fort De Soto Park.  Though not the most natural of setting, the bird's perch did allow for a nice blurring of the background--and, after all, seaside piers are a 'natural' habitat for many shorebirds like this one.
John spotted this little Ruddy Turnstone hopping along the railing of one of the piers at Fort De Soto Park. Though not the most natural of setting, the bird's perch did allow for a nice blurring of the background--and, after all, seaside piers are a 'natural' habitat for many shorebirds like this one.
Equipment:Canon EOS 30D
Canon EF 300mm f4L IS with 1.4x Teleconverter
Settings:f8; 1/2000 sec.; focal length at 420 mm; ISO 200
Date:December 22, 2006 3:46 pm
Location:Fort De Soto Park / Tierra Verde, FL
Photography Notes:
Use of a flash would have perhaps made this photo truly special, as the turnstone's eyes are a bit flat as-is.
 



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