Yellowlegs

Friends, these wading birds have invaded Crex in the last day or two, I think they are yellowlegs, a type of Sandpiper.  I love the feather patterns and have waited for them to creep within range of my telephoto, could use more telephoto length for these guys, but attached the 1.4x extender and practiced focusing manually. What a workout, even tho it was a cooler day, i was soaked from the exertion. The sun peeked out briefly for this shot but most of the day was bathed in misty sunshine.  I like his reflection. til Tomorrow MJ

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About mjspringett

Nature Photographer, searching for questions and answers

Posted on August 12, 2012, in Birds, Crex Meadows, Nature, photography and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. I’ve always thought it funny that Mother and Father Nature gave those shorebirds great body camouflage and somehow forgot to do something about the bright yellow legs…….lol

  2. they are pretty! lovely reflections of light on the underside too 🙂

  3. I agree. I believe it to be a Greater Yellowlegs. Nice shot, MJ.

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