Black-winged Stilt

Himantopus himantopus.

At Oxley Creek Commons.

View all photos taken: Saturday, 20th June 2009, This photo: 7:12am

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  • Cass n Dan said:
    Cute Bird :)
    Love the reflections :D
  • Wes Cooper said:
    Great pose you've captured there David. Good work on the exposure, black and white birds are always tricky.
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah, I was keen to get a reflection, since these guys reflect well :)
    You're right there - early morning light helped here.
  • SmegHead69 said:
    Great Capture
  • Ross_M said:
    cute little baby.
  • [ Kane ] said:
    Nice one David. Simple and smooth. Very cute little fella.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
    Indeed Ross, although this one is in adult plummage, so technically not a baby :P
    Aye, cute indeed.
  • aramisfirefly said:
    Oh yeah Dave, looks real sharp. I dig the reflection and the bird really does feel like it's moving.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Matt - how'd you do at Fingal ?
  • Xenedis said:
    You're getting more into birding with that 400mm prime.
    There were some very large pelicans at Long Reef today which were quite close. The problem for me was that 35mm was my longest available focal length.
    I'd I had my long lenses I'd have been laughing.
  • Mitch Lahey said:
    Very nice David. This lens is incredible. The reflection on this is great and makes me like it a lot. Well framed
  • jaclyn_teh2000 said:
    Good reflection..
  • David de Groot said:
    Aye, when you have a long lens, everything is a bird ;-)
    It's pretty darn impressive eh ?
    Thanks :)
  • Adam Randell said:
    Nice shot mate!! Love the reflection. The detail is so crisp from that lens.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Adam :)
  • SkattyKat said:
    keep producing these wonderful shots and you will have no hope of convincing your wife of the "need" for a longer lens lol
    Great shot
  • David de Groot said:
    Ah, but these are all significantly cropped... :P
  • SkattyKat said:
    ahhh lol
  • cobri30165 said:
    very very nice shot !!!!!!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks guys :)
  • SERIOU$ BUI$INE$$ said:
    Wonderful stuff you have here!
  • Ursula Skjonnemand said:
    Lovely reflection and good work not to flare the white. (I always have trouble with that when I find these guys)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
    They are tricky, esp. with the sun shining on them.
  • ilse_holland said:
    I love the reflection :) Well done!