Snowy Plover

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Snowy Plover

Michelle Alton 1/22/2013 5:00:25 AM

I'm amazed at all of his jewelry! Beautiful capture and presentation, Nikki. I'm also awed by your knowledge of the bands! #1510386

Anita Hogue 1/22/2013 5:55:26 AM

He is beautiful, Nikki! A beautiful capture! #10527702

Jeff Robinson 1/22/2013 7:08:55 AM

Outstanding capture Nikki! #10527820

Mary L. Olson 1/22/2013 9:57:23 AM

Thanks for the information on the bands, Nikki. I believe that knowing the subject informs our photography, if that makes any sense. In any case this is a lovely image with beautiful subtle grays and browns.

Mary Lou #10528002

David Phalen 1/22/2013 12:43:52 PM

Beautiful capture with excellent info!! #10528254

Joy Rector 1/23/2013 4:57:06 AM

excellent capture #10529268

Melinda F. Schneider 1/23/2013 8:46:12 AM

Such fine detail in this lovely little bird!

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 1/23/2013 3:50:24 PM

A beautiful bird and image Nikki. I like your use of selective focus! #10530044

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I think this is a "coastal western snowy plover" which apparently differs from an "inland western snowy plover". I found him in a protected habitat for them, Oso Flaco Lake dune preserve. The banding on one leg tells when the bird hatched and if known a # is added which indicates its hatching order in the brood - color indicates brood. The other leg is for adults.
Category: Animals

Exif: F Number: 11, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 2000/1000000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400,400, FocalLength: 300.00 mm, Model: DSLR-A350

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