Semi-palmated Plover

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Comments (10)

Nawitka on November 6, 2007

That's a nice shot! I think you can get away with more here, because we tend to look at the head and eye first, and that all looks pretty fair. The fringing on the leg doesn't "count" heavily against the photo, since othere elements appear more important. Nice reflection of the head and beak, for example.

I disabled the digital zoom on my last camera. I figure it's the same as cropping after you get home.

kamalyn on November 6, 2007

Thanks Nawitka! In spite of the blur, I do like this one. I think of it as 'Forward March!' I can't bear to turn off the digital zoom. In spite of my whining about the blur, I like being able to zoom right in. When I first got the camera I did some tests, and it seemed that the digital zoom actually gave much better quality than cropping later, but I may have been trying it with one of the lower resolution settings.

someGuyinmasset on July 16, 2008

This is a fine picture Kamaly. I appreciate how difficult it is to get a shot of these guys. I think the killdeer and sandpiper are a type of plover. There is no bookstore here and I don't want a credit card, a bird ID book would be handy.

kamalyn on July 16, 2008

LOL, Guy - maybe one of us city folk should buy you a book. And knowing small islands, I'm sure we could just mail it to 'some Guy in Masset' and they'd get it to you! At least you've got the internet, but that computer of yours looks a bit difficult to carry around for field visits!

I got some of some another related bird - maybe a yellow-legs?, a few weeks ago, who was buzzing me and putting on quite a show - I must have been near the nest. But it was the same trip as the sunsets when I first noticed the alignment of the stars and stuff, so even though they weren't bad shots, they're now buried under 10 days of more recent photos...

kamalyn on March 28, 2009

woooo-hooo Bruce - write out your check!

You're close - this is a Semipalmated Plover

They're related to Killdeer - my bird book classifies Killdeer as Upland Plovers. And we have a Killdeer stalker among us, so watch that page in early summer!

Seima I on March 28, 2009

Nice Shot! Very Cute!

diannemcd on May 27, 2009

He is so cute, love his little leg up in the air a little, looks like doesnt want to get it wet....

((Ospr3y)) on November 25, 2009

Hey! Look on the bright side! It is slightly better than mine! lol. Great shot!

((Ospr3y)) on November 25, 2009

About the ID. This is definitely a Semipalmated Plover.

kamalyn on November 25, 2009

Wow, look just how late I am with Thanks for you SIEMA, Bruce,and Dianne ! Though great timing to remember to reply: Bruce - maybe now you have that $100 for me? It sure would come in handy around the Holidays! ;D

And Thanks again Liam!and now that's a photographer who must have a real zoom!

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 5, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by kamalyn
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot S3 IS
    • Taken on 2007/08/19 18:15:19
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/640)
    • Focal Length: 72.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
    • No flash