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Greater Sand Plover

Greater Sand Plover
Photographed byMark Horvath on Sun 20th Mar, 2016 and uploaded on Sun 25th Feb, 2018 .
Resolution1400x1050
Viewed154
ID29671
CommentTaken late afternoon with the sun behind me. Great Knots were the subject of the day however this little guy was kind enough to walk close to me, however you can see in his eye that he is keeping a close watch on me. I was lying prone behind my kit while the tide moved the Knots towards me. The white in the background is a little distracting but you can't chase the gulls away without disturbing everything else so I just had to put up with it. My post processing skills and software are not up to removing that amount of distraction.
EquipmentCanon 7D Mark II with 500mm F4 and 1.4x Teleconverter mounted on ground pod and gimbal head. 1/1250, F8, ISO 400. Lightroom used to crop, adjust exposure and contrast with the bird sharpened and clarity increased.
LocationBushland Beach, Townsville (Queensland)
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Keywordsmale, adult, breeding plumage
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