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Pied Stilt

Pied Stilt (Image ID 43127)
Photographed byNathan Watson on Fri 22nd May, 2020 and uploaded on Tue 27th Oct, 2020 .
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ID43127
CommentAfter spending the afternoon crawling through smelly, black mud photographing waders at an isolated regional lake, I began walking back to the bush access track before I got caught in the dark without a light. As I approached the other side of the lake and the sun fell behind the tree line, it cast this beautiful rich golden glow that lit up a large muddy pool on the lake’s edge. Out of the corner of my eye I spotted a Pied Stilt wading towards the pool and not wanting to miss the shot I hustled closer, dropped on my belly and shot a single frame – this is it. The tree line gives scale to the scene and a sense of habitat, there is rim-lighting around the Stilt, the water and droplet in the Stilt’s beak glistens in the sunset. Adding to all these elements is the key requirement for this competition, a reflection of the bird.
EquipmentCanon EOS 1DX MKII, Sigma Sports 150-600mm, F/6.3, 1/800, ISO 500.
LocationYoung's Siding, Western Australia
Keywordsadult
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