BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

STOPS ALONG THE WAY

SPOTTED SANDPIPER

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This is the very first sandpiper I have photographed. I have seen a few shorebirds along the river but they were never close enough to get a decent shot. This bird flew into a quiet inlet and was at the limit of my lens. I thought the rocky ledge he was perched on made for an interesting background and compensated for the fact that the bird could have been just a bit closer.

36 thoughts on “SPOTTED SANDPIPER

  1. Very nice capture. An added problem is that Sandpipers, at least the one’s around here, won’t sit still.

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  2. Great look at this one! It sure is blending into the rocks well isn’t it. 🙂

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  3. Lovely photo, Belinda, and what a dashing bird.

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  4. Love this, what a beautiful bird. And one with a lot of meaning for me, because I saw one just like this in Somerset – a great rarity here – and, next year, that sighting will be 50 years ago, which is something that makes me stop and think! A 🙂

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  5. Very pretty markings which make for great hiding. Love this shot, Belinda. Well done.

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  6. What perfect camouflage – it blends right in with the background. Such a pretty bird – nice take!

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  7. Nice to get the shore birds on rocks like this. It’s a beautiful bird and lovely shot.

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  8. You have done very well with this shot considering you was at the limit of your lens. I know how hard that can be! Beautiful!

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  9. Nice one! Birds do have a way of staying just out of range.

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  10. Looks like a beautiful place.

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  11. Blends perfectly with the shoreline. Great shot.

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  12. A beautifully composed image of an interesting looking bird.

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  13. They fly quite fast if I am not wrong

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