Friday, 30 September 2011

Tiny beach-runners

From September 30-th till October 2-nd the traditional Birdpix weekend on Terschelling was organized. A good opportunity to extend my Sanderling (Calidris alba/Drieteenstrandloper) collection. I like these funny, social, fast and tiny beach-runners. Birding-wise the absolute highlight was a Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus/Velduil) that approached the island from the sea; it flew over the beach, mobbed by gulls and crows, and landed exhausted in the very first dunes.

* Canon EOS 7D with 500mm/f4 IS; ISO-400, f7.1, 1/1600s; -0.3 stop; lens leaning on a small plastic water bottle.
* Canon EOS 7D with 500mm/f4 IS; ISO-400, f6.3, 1/1250s; idem.

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