A spur-winged plover family at a local, and very public pond presented a great opportunity to photograph this often wary and aggressive species without adding stress at this sensitive time.
When a significant proportion of the world population of shore plovers made a rare appearance on a mainland beach, I went to see them. I took a few photos too.
A couple of days ago I saw my first sanderling (Calidris alba) and I’ve now added a new album of sanderling photos to my gallery.
I’ve recently added photos of two new species —semipalmated plover and eastern curlew — to my photo library and this site, as well as some beautiful new photos of old favorites — wrybill and sharp-tailed sandpiper.
There are lots of photography ‘rules’ regularly parroted, as if breaking one would have the flashing lights of the photo police soon appearing in your viewfinder. Golden hour light directly over your shoulder, head angle three degrees toward you, remember the rule of thirds or it’ll be a night in the cell for you! To […]