Marbled Godwit with its shadow



I have a fondness for Marbled Gowdwits (Limosa fedoa) because of theirpink and black bills and plumage patterns. They also look very elegant walking, standing, feeding and in flight.

This Marbled Godwit had been feeding on the mudflats of a tidal lagoon at Fort De Soto’s north beach, I like that I was able to get a nice catchlight, a drop of water on the tip of the bill and the shorebird’s shadow.

Marbled Godwit and shadow – Nikon D200, handheld, f7.1, 1/800, ISO 200, Nikkor 80-400mm VR at 400mm, natural light

The coloring of Marbled Godwits make me think of cinnamon, dark chocolate, butterscotch, caramel, Irish Cream and Kahlua.

I am away for a few days, please feel free to share this post with your friends and family. I’ll catch up on everyone’s great blogs when I get back!

Mia

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Mia McPherson

Mia McPherson

Mia McPherson is a nature lover, wildlife watcher and an avian photographer. Mia first become serious about bird photography when she moved to Florida in 2004. Her recent move to the Salt Lake area of Utah was a great opportunity to continue observing their behavior and photographing them. With so many birds species there easily accessible it wasn’t long before she was hooked. By learning more about each species, she can anticipate their behaviour and create opportunities to obtain ever better images of those species.

Mia McPherson

Mia McPherson

Mia McPherson is a nature lover, wildlife watcher and an avian photographer. Mia first become serious about bird photography when she moved to Florida in 2004. Her recent move to the Salt Lake area of Utah was a great opportunity to continue observing their behavior and photographing them. With so many birds species there easily accessible it wasn’t long before she was hooked. By learning more about each species, she can anticipate their behaviour and create opportunities to obtain ever better images of those species.

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