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American Golden Plover at Dawn

Image # 1D2_02125

Cape May NWR


Canon 600L/f4 IS

ISO 500, f/8, 1/500 second

Manual Metering

Gitzo 1329/ArcaSwiss B1/Wimberley Sidekick


Another new species for me, I saw this one at the edge of the pond adjacent to the Hawk Migration observation platform. In the morning, there was a narrow clearing in the vegetation that borders the pond, opposite from the platform, positioned such that the sun comes up behind your back. This image was taken shortly after dawn. In retrospect, I should have made more effort to get to a lower shooting angle; it would have been a little difficult here, but possible.