Side Stepping

Uploaded: March 05, 2018 04:34:27 | Entered: July 21, 2019 08:07:30


I do not know why some of these birds where tagged and others where not or why they where even tagged at all. This was taken in Fortesque NJ, if anyone knows why they tag them I would be interested to know.


frank w. degenhardt March 05, 2018

I love everything about this one John. First of all the black and white works so well for the scene. The way the wave is bubbled up adds a beautiful look to the picture. The dof of the other seagull is a big bonus for the picture, but our dancing sidestepping seagull steals the show. Gorgeous tones, your details are so sharp, the picture so clear. A fantastic find and great timing on it John. #1704722

Gord MacEachern March 05, 2018

What a great find and capture John, love it, looks like a dance move, lol...
Tagging is the only way to actually see the history of certain birds. Might even be from certain universities. I actually come across a young man tagging monarch butterflies a couple of years ago. he was working for a university and it was to learn as much as the could as why their numbers where falling, #11682868

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe March 05, 2018

Outstanding dof, light and B/W capture. Great shot. #11682872

Chuck Green level-classic March 05, 2018

Great shot and title, John! <>< #11682904

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic March 05, 2018

Wonderful capture John!,
Amalia #11682932

Patrick Rouzes March 05, 2018

Beautiful tones, focus clarity, pose & capture, John! Super timing too! Good info from Gord! #11682933

Nancy L. Green level-classic March 05, 2018

VERY well done John, I believe scientists use banding as a way of gathering information on various species. WTG!! <>< #11682941

Ujjwal Mukherjee March 06, 2018

Yes, that is the 1st question I had after looking at this image, it was odd but I see the possible reasons from the above comments now .....Great composition,light and clarity on those birds,John! the monotone suits the image fine and that side stepping moment is a great bonus! #11683026

Emile Abbott level-deluxe March 06, 2018

Magnificent timing to get the side stepping and tag info. Superb presentation in B&W. #11683113

John Koepfer @PresentPleasures March 06, 2018

Thank you all so much!! Also want to thank Gord and Nancy for the info on tagging, must be a really delicate operation to tag butterflies!! #11683138

Anita Bower March 09, 2018

Dancing! Fun. #11683574

John Koepfer @PresentPleasures March 10, 2018

Thank you so much Anita!! #11683818

Ann Coates level-classic April 30, 2018

Great moment you captured here, works well in black and white. Congratulations on your finalist. #11696448

frank w. degenhardt April 30, 2018

Love this one John. Congratulations on the Finalist for it. #11696631

Emile Abbott level-deluxe April 30, 2018

Congrats again great month, John #11696802

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe April 30, 2018

Another awesome finalist. Congrats, John. #11696853

John Koepfer @PresentPleasures May 02, 2018

Thank you all so much for your wonderful comments and congratulations!! Really appreciate them!! #11697498

Martha R. Mazon level-classic May 02, 2018

Superb detail, John, and fantastic posture and mood! I love this! Somehow I missed at least 2 of your finalists when they were first posted. Congratulations on all of them!! #11697537

Jim Miotke My Courses May 03, 2018

I too love everything about this photo, John. It's delightful. GREAT capture! #11697749

John Koepfer @PresentPleasures May 04, 2018

Thank you so much Martha and Jim for your wonderful comments and congratulations!! Really appreciate them!! #11698090

Janet Daniel May 04, 2018

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, John! #11698174

John Koepfer @PresentPleasures May 06, 2018

Thank you so much Janet for your wonderful comment and congratulations!! Really appreciate it!! #11698689

Reginald Chatman November 17, 2018

Ditto what Frank said. Gorgeous photo no matter how you look at it! #11737470

frank w. degenhardt December 30, 2018

Love this in black and white. Congratulations on another Finalist my friend. #11743786

Emile Abbott level-deluxe January 06, 2019

Congrats on another fantastic finalist, John. #11745073

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic June 07, 2019

Fascinating look at these birds, love the way the closer bird is making eye contact. Great B&W. #11769090

John Koepfer @PresentPleasures June 08, 2019

Thanks so much!!! #11769143

Martha R. Mazon level-classic July 21, 2019

A great choice for the theme, John! I still love this one. That little sidestep gives this image such a uniquely introspective mood. #11771811

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe July 21, 2019

Beautiful b&w, John! Did you ever find out why they were Tagged? #11771822

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe July 21, 2019

Outstanding B/W theme capture, John. #11771832

Christine Greenspan level-deluxe July 21, 2019

Fabulous capture, John! Love the wave, and how it showcases the bird in the foreground. Great pose! #11771872

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic August 31, 2019

Marvelous Winner John. Congratulations!...Rey #11774947

Bojan Bencic level-classic August 31, 2019

Fantastic composition, John. Congratulations! #11774954

Ujjwal Mukherjee August 31, 2019

Glad to see this wonderful image back as a Winner,John! Congratulations!! #11774975

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe September 01, 2019

Congrats on this awesome winner, John. #11774994

Val Feldman level-deluxe September 01, 2019

A Texas Two-Step, perhaps? :) Love this, John - a very unique capture of the moment shot from a nice-and-low perspective. Thanks for the Sunday morning smile and Congrats on your wonderful Gold Winner! #11775010

Martha R. Mazon level-classic September 01, 2019

Congratulations on your fabulous winner, John!! #11775040

John Koepfer @PresentPleasures September 01, 2019

Thank you so much Rey, Bojan, Ujjwal, Tammy and Val for the wonderful comments and congratulations!! Val, I like your title better then mine, I think I will change it!!! #11775043

John Koepfer @PresentPleasures September 01, 2019

Thank you so much Martha for the wonderful comment and congratulations!!! #11775044

Emile Abbott level-deluxe September 01, 2019

Congratulations John on outstanding Gold winner. #11775063

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe September 01, 2019

Congrats John on your fantastic Win! #11775168

Terry Cervi level-classic September 01, 2019

Congrats on your awesome win, John!! #11775234

Joan Classen level-classic September 02, 2019

John, Congratulations on a great capture!! It makes me smile!! #11775280

Oscar J. Pung level-classic September 02, 2019

Congratulations on the Gold, John! I love this photo; sharp, great light and composition, humorous story. If you are still interested, here's a link to the NJ shorebird banding project: #11775303

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe September 03, 2019

Huge Congratulations, John! Love this one! #11775452

Christine Greenspan level-deluxe September 03, 2019

Big congrats on this outstanding winner, John! Super happy to see it take gold. #11775459

John Koepfer @PresentPleasures September 03, 2019

Thanks again everyone for the wonderful comments and congratulations!! Oscar, thanks for the website info I will check it out, maybe I will find out more about this bird!!! #11775489

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