Saturday, May 8, 2010

Pic of the Day

Semipalmated Plover: Fort Myers Beach Sandbar, Florida – Florida is one of my favorite locations to shoot. I particularly love southern Florida, the home of the Everglades, Loxahatchee, Sanibel Island and Fort Myers Beach. Fort Myers Beach is well known among bird photographers and birders alike as a birding hotspot. Shore birds can be found there most any time of the year, though April and May will find the resident birds in prime breeding plumage.
I go to Fort Myers Beach almost every trip to Florida, and usually find good subject each time. This Semipalmated Plover was photographed on the Gulf side of the sandbar feeding on the exposed flats at low tide. What I particularly like about the image is the lines of sand that give direction in the image, as well as pointing to the subject. The plover was shot in early morning direct light, providing rich color and greater detail in the subject.
Nikon F5, Nikkor 500mm lenses with a 1.4 tele-converter, Ektachorme 100s

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