Great Lakes Piping Plover

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    The Great Lakes Piping Plover is a treat to see as they playfully scamper up and down the shoreline. It is well advised to keep a distance and avoid their nesting areas as they are an endangered species. Their breeding pair population fluctuates, but is around 5 dozen currently. Lake levels, declining habitat and predators take their toll on this playful bird.

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    1. Mónica Etcheverry 23 months ago | reply

      just perfect! tones, compo and focus!

    2. grace_photography 23 months ago | reply

      really like this beach shot, very nice Craig.

    3. Diane Trimble --- dianemariet 23 months ago | reply

      I love your soft colors and the great dof you've got here, Craig. So pretty!

    4. Stephanie Calhoun Photography 23 months ago | reply

      Beautifully taken Craig, wow.

    5. KimHojnackiPhotography 23 months ago | reply

      This is beautiful Craig.

    6. rkramer62 23 months ago | reply

      Such a beautiful portrait you've taken here, Craig. Love it!

    7. smiles7 23 months ago | reply

      Your so good at this. Awesome.

    8. Eyesplash - feels like spring 23 months ago | reply

      I hope they can survive as they are cute birds.
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    9. Wildlife & Nature Photography 23 months ago | reply

      So now you're into bird photography?? goodness me, it seems that there is no limits to your talents! The depth of field here is a delight, and the clever positioning of the bird, showing all that space on canvass, is spot on. And many thanks for your feedback and kind encouragement. Much appreciated!

    10. javagirl24 23 months ago | reply

      Very nice!!!

    11. sminky_pinky100 (In and Out) 23 months ago | reply

      Gorgeous, birdie, the selective focusing is spot on, ithe whole scene has such a wonderful summery feel

    12. ~Craig~ 23 months ago | reply

      Beautiful little poser

    13. PhotoArt Images (Away) 23 months ago | reply

      Beautifully captured Craig, sad to here this gorgeous little bird is endangered though!

    14. Robin-Wilson 23 months ago | reply

      Excellent shot Craig!!.....the dof rocks on this!!

    15. walker_bc 23 months ago | reply

      Very cool shot. In a general sense where was this? I know several spots along Lake Michigan where access is restricted during breeding season.

    16. ~ paddypix ~ 23 months ago | reply

      A beautiful image , the focusing etc is really pro

    17. Linda Goodhue 23 months ago | reply

      This was a new species for me...never heard of it! Beautiful images of this Piper! Love the focus!!

    18. R.J.E. 23 months ago | reply

      Very nice capture

    19. cedarkayak 22 months ago | reply

      You really nailed this one. Nice photo.

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