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Wandering Tattler

Wandering Tattler
Photographed byGeoffrey Dennis on Sat 10th Feb, 2018 and uploaded on Sat 17th Feb, 2018 .
Resolution1400x905
Viewed167
ID29515
CommentI have been photographing these two uncommon birds feeding on a rocky outcrop over the last few weeks. What I like about photo is that I managed to get the two birds in the same frame and both in focus. This was a difficult task as they were mostly moving around some distance apart as they searched for molluscs among the rocks. Finally they stopped together beside a rock pool where the small waves were breaking over the rocks. These birds are distinctly different form the Grey-tailed Tattlers I had photographed some time ago on Sandgate Beach, about 15 kilometers from this location. These birds were much darker grey, had a distinct different white markings above the eye, and were feeding on the rocks every time that I had seen them. The image captures the two birds together, briefly pausing from their hunt around the rocky water verges, and is a good illustration of the preferred habitat of the species.
EquipmentCamera Canon EOS 5d Mk III
Lens Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM telephoto lens
F-stop f/4
Exposure time 1/800 sec
ISO 400
Exposure Bias 0 Step
Focal length 400mm
Metering mode Pattern
Exposure Program Aperture Priority
White Balance Auto
Support Manfrotto Monopod
LocationScarborough, Redcliffe Penisinsula (Queensland)
Keywordsadult
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