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Spring means Birds!

While it is still quite cold up north the annual spring migration has begun in many areas with different species of shorebirds, song birds and raptors moving through North America. Depending on what you are going after while drastically change where you go but this is a good time to start doing your homework so you can get those shots you’ve always wanted.

When it comes to shorebirds there are a lot of little things to keep in mind to get “the” shot. Body gesture, composition, having a clean background, the plain of focus and more are all important to a successful bird image. This was taken with the D5 and 600 f/4. While I wasn’t down low I was looking far down the beach in order to get a cleaner background. I was also waited for the wave to come to clean up the beach. Little details really make a big difference to make this Sanderling pop out.

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