Curlew

Curlew

Photo Information
A Curlew looking for it's breakfast in the shingles of the River Aune on a receding tide.


Photographed from the wildlife-hide at South Efford Marsh Nature Reserve, South Devon


Pentax K3
Sigma APO f4.5-6.3 HSM OS 50-500mm
Manfrotto tripod & Sevenoak Gimbal Head
02/03/2019 - 10:50morpheus71
CategoryWildlife / Nature
Shutter Speed1/500
Aperturef/8
LensN/A
ISO800
Focal Length500mm

GIULIO57

Link Posted 02/03/2019 - 12:40
Interesting patternof lines, colours, waves.....Almost useful for a perfect camouflage
PPG

morpheus71

Link Posted 02/03/2019 - 13:57
GIULIO57 wrote:
Interesting patternof lines, colours, waves.....Almost useful for a perfect camouflage

Thanks Giulio The Curlews blend exceptionally well into an estuarine landscape... Occasionally, and seemingly suddenly, one catches a glimpse of them for a few moments. Very handy that the hide is quite a few feet above the the river, as when one is at their level they manage to do awesome camouflage against the riverbank shrubbery!
https://www.philhemsley.co.uk/

go4IT

Link Posted 02/03/2019 - 15:45
Fetching portrait of a handsome bird, perfectly placed in the frame and presented with a soft touch in the darkroom.

morpheus71

Link Posted 02/03/2019 - 17:24
go4IT wrote:
Fetching portrait of a handsome bird, perfectly placed in the frame and presented with a soft touch in the darkroom.

Thank you very much for your kind words It was a special moment seeing a Curlew so close up for the first time, having heard them so many times before and only catching fleeting glimpses. Wonderful to be able to visit this place and watch the wildlife without interrupting the animals.
https://www.philhemsley.co.uk/
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