Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Morning Wade

1/250 sec. f/8 ISO 400

Killdeer


33 comments:

Carole M. said...

...a handsome wader, looking a little chilly?

genie said...

A great shot of another of our fine feathered friends. Wonder what he is thinking....he looks so fine standing there surveying the world around him.

Terri Buster said...

This bird looks COLD! Great shot Brian.

Pamela Gordon said...

Ah, the killdeer cry has gone south for the winter and it's one of the first harbingers of spring up here. One I love to hear before I ever see the bird.

Tanya Breese said...

poor baby, he's probably dreaming of warmer locales! beautiful shot!

Montanagirl said...

We have the Killdeer here as well. They're just bright-eyed! Lovely photo, Brian.

Jan n Jer said...

Love it!

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful photo!!! really gorgeous pic of the killdeer.

Dave said...

Pin sharp Brian, lovely lighting and pose, great overall image of this smart wader

Karen said...

That's a bird I don't see often around here any more. It's a terrific shot!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Just look at those eyes!! You've created a masterful image Brian. Well done.

Joop Zand said...

Very nice photographed.....good composition and sharpness Brian.

Greetings, Joop

HansHB said...

Splendid photowork!

Gail Dixon said...

I love the killdeer with those big eyes. Amazing how their feathers mimic the rocks. Beautiful portrait!

EG CameraGirl said...

AH! So that's where out killdeer have gone!

Kenneth C Schneider said...

Looking forward to one or two pairs nesting along our gravel road within the next couple of months..

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Gorgeous shot!

Andrea said...

The Kildeer is a favorite of mine. We have them all around us but I see them mostly in the reserve along the road by the small rain ponds. They blend in so well, it is easy to miss them. I also enjoy their antics if you come near their nest. I enjoyed this wonderful picture, Brian, becasue it is winter and our Kildeer are all gone.

Andrea @ From The Sol

edenhills said...

This is a great shot! The killdeer are so hard to get a close shot.

eileeninmd said...

Love the cute Killdeer! Beautiful capture, Brian!

Bill said...

Nice shot and composition!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Such pretty birds and you got a stunning image there Brian. My husby calls Canada Geese ducks and he calls Killdeer Plovers every time...I am thinking he knows better ;)

bailey-road.com said...

Sweet little wader!

mick said...

Beautiful!

Debbie said...

i don't think i have ever seen one. whom ever designed his outfit did an excellent job...a very nice flow to the colors/feathers!!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

This is so sharp and clear--beautiful! I love seeing her eyes.

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

This one is little beauty. Spectacular image.

Andy said...

Beautiful shot Brain. I like the way Killdeer fake the broken wing to lure you away from the hiding spot of the nest.

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Brian. lovely looking bird. Looks a bit like our Ringed Plover.

Mersad said...

Beautiful angle on this one. They a so small and I bet it was hard to get the shot. But you did a fantastic job, especially with the focus!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Stunning picture. I love these little guys which we see in Florida and back in Oregon....but I never tire of them.

Adam Tilt said...

Great composition.

TheChieftess said...

Love the soft reflections in the water!!!