Willet in the surf of the Gulf of Mexico



Getting “Down & Dirty” pays off when photographing shorebirds like this Willet I photographed in Florida as it walked along the shoreline of the Gulf of Mexico.

The Willet (Tringa semipalmata) was very comfortable with my presence as I laid flat in the wetsand to photograph itgiving me an eye level view of this beautiful bird. The crashing wave in the background was a bonus!

Because the light was great I was able to shoot this image at a low ISO and without any exposure compensation.

Willet in the surf – Nikon D200, handheld, f7.1, 1/750, ISO 200, Nikkor 80-400mm VR at 370mm, natural light

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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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