Thursday, April 30, 2009

Summer Godwits

When it comes to wading birds, top of the list when it comes to good looks is the Black-tailed Godwit in summer feathers. My recent trip to photograph the birds fighting was not too successful but the two birds that were present made great subjects in the late afternoon light.

The transformation from the beige winter birds into the mottled rust of summer is striking.

The colours of the birds were further enhanced in the golden tones of the dropping sun. It was great conditions for photography.


There may not have been any fights between birds to photograph but it was enjoyable just to watch them busy feeding.



swopticsphoto said...

Simply stunning. Excellent exposure.

Anonymous said...

That's a handsome bird.

The Early Birder said...

I've just be asked to name my top 5 & BTG is very high on the list as evidenced by your pics. The detail & colours on the feathers is stunning. Exceptionally well done.

RĂºben Neves said...

Great light and beautiful colors... Sharp and cristal images, as well. Just wonderful.

Brian said...

Simply outstanding photographs of a lovely wader.

Rich Steel said...

Thanks for the replies. You can never fail but have fun photographing such beautiful birds.




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