Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Dunlin and shadow, Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

Photograph of a dunlin and its shadow on the beach in Massachusetts

A dunlin stands alone with its shadow away from the rest of the flock at the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge on Plum Island. Finding pleasing compositions within a flock of birds can be challenging, and sometimes the most dramatic are when you can find an isolated subject set against an out of focus flock. I like how this bird gave itself some separation from the rest, and especially since it seems like its only company was its shadow.

View more of my photos of dunlin.


9 comments:

  1. shore birds can be difficult to capture, either standing still or apart from the others. Very nicely done!

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  2. Classic Ulrich photography. I did a quick search on Parker River refuge. Wow, looks like you've found a great new playground. It would be hard to replace Point Reyes though!

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  3. Great capture.. He looks very content standing there on one foot. Sweet.

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  4. Wow; admire your header photograph; I'm wondering what kind of bird? The Dunlin; how sweet. This is what I love about blogs, is coming across new and beautiful birds from around the globe through the generosity of photographers willing to share their wares.

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  5. Wonderful Pat ! I really loved seeing this. We have Dunlin here at Fern Ridge this time of year, but I can't get a picture at all. Mostly we just see the flocks swoop by -- beautiful when the sun catches them, but just out of camera range. Sallie (FullTime-LIfe)

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  6. Wonderfully captured! You have a way with the camera like no other!

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