Portrait of a Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla)

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    9 Aug, 2014 - Sittingstone Lake, AB
    For about an hour I had a mixed flock of ~100 Least and Semi-palmated Sandpipers within about 15 feet of me so managed to get some pleasing close-ups of these tiny little peeps. I was in plain view & the best part was just the feeling of knowing (well, technically, me choosing to believe) they didn't mind me at all.

    showmesavings, tquist24, MorboKat, and 6 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Raymond Lee Photography 7 months ago | reply

      Fantastic details! That's super close!

    2. 1000 Words Gallery 7 months ago | reply

      Beautiful details where they need to be, with a wonderfully shallow DoF. Great close-up of this Sandpiper !

      Thanks for adding your photo to the Best of The Birds group.

    3. mariot1111 7 months ago | reply

      Very close! Beautiful expression and details.

    4. Ian Maton 7 months ago | reply

      Excellent! When you can see that kind of detail around the eye you know you have a winner!

    5. Glenn R Parker 7 months ago | reply

      Wonderful Portrait with excellent detail!

    6. robenglish64 7 months ago | reply

      Great capture and detail.

    7. Nigel Andrews 7 months ago | reply

      Simply fantastic.

    8. PerAnd1 7 months ago | reply

      Wonderful Photo !

    9. Cornell Lab of Ornithology 7 months ago | reply

      This photo appears on the home page of All About Birds, a free online bird resource from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, during the week of August 28-September 4, 2014. Thank you for Birdsharing, and for helping people learn about birds.

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