Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Curious piping plover chick, Sandy Point State Reservation

Shallow DOF photograph of a young piping plover

The uneven sand along the high tide line of Sandy Point State Reservation made for an fun setting to photograph this piping plover chick as it curiously checked out the photographer laying in the sand. At times, some objects in the wrack obstructed the frame, but when it stepped into the right location, it was exciting to capture this dreamy effect of an exaggeratedly shallow depth of field.

Photograph of a curious piping plover chick in Massachusetts

Browse more photographs of plovers in my Plovers Gallery.

Submitted to Wild Bird Wednesday -- follow the link for this week's posts.


22 comments:

  1. Adorable captures of the plover chick!

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    1. Thanks, Eileen! They are adorable, aren't they?

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  2. Very cute photo captures of the chick.

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  3. Very innocent looking bird - great photos!
    Have a Great Week!
    Peace :)

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    1. Thanks, Margaret! Having the chance to photograph these adorable chicks has definitely been a highlight of my summer

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  5. Oh touch my heart, how adorable, just precious~

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    1. Thanks, Mary! It is really special to see them up close!

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  6. love the play in the light of your lovely little bird,phyllis

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  7. That is about the sweetest thing I have EVER seen! How adorable that the chick was so curious about the photographer in the sand!

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    1. Thanks, Marie! The were remarkably curious about me often coming well within the 8 foot minimum focusing distance of my lens.

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  8. Ohh that is so cute and your captures, as you said, are dreamy.

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    1. Thanks! It's always fun to have a chance to accentuate the depth of field. It doesn't always work with contrasting colors, but it can make an image a bit more interesting if the right foreground is there.

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