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Curlew - Flushed by the Tide | by Ashley Cohen Photography
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Curlew - Flushed by the Tide

Out close to high tide on the wirral and often the wading birds are flushed by the tide into the near by fields. We spotted a bunch of curlews close to the side of the Road and using the car as a hide slowly approached and photographed them though as most people are aware curlews can be very shy and didn't stay for long. I managed this shot and was quite pleased even though the light was awful. Another test of my 2x.

 

Canon 7D | 120-300mm F2.8 OS & 2x Sigma | iso 800 | Cropped to 9mpx | supported on the car door.

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Taken on December 1, 2011