Friday, January 28, 2011

Resting shorebirds, Point Reyes National Seashore

Resting shorebirds, Point Reyes National Seashore - Pat Ulrich Wildlife Photography

A small formation of dunlin and a solo western sandpiper relax on the beach at Limantour Spit in Point Reyes National Seashore. This is another frame from my encounter with this large flock of peeps that I saw there back in November. You can see a line of sanderlings out of focus in the backdrop as well. I also think its interesting in shots like these when you can so clearly see the width of the focal plane. If you look in the sand you can see the focus fade in and out, and its width must only be an inch or two (this is f/11 at 400mm).


  1. Ah! and the focal plane is just right, there's focused, a bit fuzzy, and super fuzzy cotton-ball-with stick birds.

  2. You certainly have been prolific so far this year. Great views from you this last week. Cheers!

  3. Thanks, Laura -- love your description of them!

    Thanks, Springman! I'm glad you've enjoyed them!

  4. This one is great! Real naturalistic shots here :)