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This is MY seaweed! (Semipalmated Plover)
Posted By: palmor, 10-08-2008, 11:39 AM

Hi all,
Had a chance to actually get out and take some photos last weekend and ran across some Plovers along the shore. Hope you enjoy


John

This one did not want to leave this little patch of seaweed, he kept circling it keeping one eye on me.

Pentax K20D ,Tokina 400mm f/5.6 AT-X
1/640s f/8.0 at 400.0mm iso400



Pentax K20D ,Tokina 400mm f/5.6 AT-X
1/640s f/8.0 at 400.0mm iso400



While I was taking his photo someone came walking along the beach between me and the bird, of course scaring the little guy away. I was a little bit annoyed at that but what can you do.

Pentax K20D ,Tokina 400mm f/5.6 AT-X
1/640s f/8.0 at 400.0mm iso400


Pentax K20D ,Tokina 400mm f/5.6 AT-X
1/640s f/8.0 at 400.0mm iso400

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10-08-2008, 12:08 PM   #2
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Haha, yes it does look like the bird is protecting the seaweed. Good captures.
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Very nice shots. Nice colour, and sharp. That Tokina has done a great job. Well done!
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Is that a Killdeer? Looks like one, but something is not quit right, so I'm not 100% convinced.

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QuoteOriginally posted by eccs19 Quote
Is that a Killdeer? Looks like one, but something is not quit right, so I'm not 100% convinced.
Killdeers have a double breast-band and an all black beak with a red lining around the eyes. Very similar though



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Thanks for the comments everyone. That old Tokina keeps on ticking.. don't know what I'll do if it ever breaks


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Beautiful shots! I can sympathise with you about having the bird scared off, annoying for sure.
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Great shots - those little guys move so fast that they are almost impossible to catch by camera. Nice a sharp too.

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Nice shots. These birds are skittish to say the least. Long lens is a must for shooting. It is a fun sport though. Thanks for sharing.
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Very nice! I like the gentle colours for the mood they show!
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