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Marbled Godwit, Limosa fedoa, a large shorebird in a lagoon (tighter crop)

Marbled Godwit (tighter crop of www.flickr.com/photos/mikebaird/5133598351/ ), Limosa fedoa, a large shorebird in a lagoon formed by an earlier high tide on Morro Strand State Beach by the Azure Street entrance, Morro Bay, CA, 30 Oct. 2010, during a stunning golden sunset.

Ref. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marbled_godwit .

Shot in RAW of course, late light provided the warm image shown here without much specific post-processing using auto white balance default conversion settings. Normal Lightroom cleanup applied, including some noise reduction for the higher ISO images in this series taken later in the evening.

Photo by "Mike" Michael L. Baird, mike [at} mikebaird d o t com, flickr.bairdphotos.com; Canon 1D Mark III, Canon 600mm f/4.0 Lens, with Circular Polarizer to little or negative effect, on a Gitzo GZGT5540LS tripod with Wimberley Gimbal Head II, leveling base, about one foot off the ground. To use this photo, see access, attribution, and commenting recommendations at www.flickr.com/people/mikebaird/#credit - Please add comments/notes/tags to add to or correct information, identification, etc. Please, no comments or invites with badges, images, multiple invites, award levels, flashing icons, or award/post rules. Critique invited.

Keywords: Marbled Godwit, Limosa fedoa,bird,shore bird,shorebird

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Taken on October 30, 2010