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    Photographed this Dunlin in Staten Island in mid October of this year. It was full overcast and very soft late evening light.

    Canon 1dx mark ii and Canon 500 f4 i + 1.4x iii. ISO 1600, SS 1/2000, F5.6
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    Beautiful shot Isaac, the setting, detail, and ripple are all great. I love the bit of color on the shoulder. I love these overcast days for shorebirds. No nits from me. TFS

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    Killer, killer bird and image; everything is perfect. Ditto all other positive comments here. Can you age it?

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    Looks like a hatch year bird molting into its first winter plumage based on the extent of rufous edgings to the wing coverts, scaps and tertials. Honestly I have very little experience with juvenile Dunlins.

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    Beautiful shot. I like it a lot. What do I like about it ? Everything....

    Thanks for sharing

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    Amazing beauty... Love this.

    TFS

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    You are correct sir!

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    POV, sharp, details, beautiful work Isaac.

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    What a beautiful image the lighting is magic. Love the pose and the water ripples. Superb details. Well done.

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    Hi Isaac, I like your low perspective here, and you have nailed a great angled pose too. Nice soft light, overall, well exposed, and nice and sharp too. Just enough space below for the virtual legs/feet. Well captured.

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    Tripod (which one) and Wimberley head?

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    Hey Artie. I shot this off of one of those skimmer pod/ground pod things. Using the mongoose 3.6 head (bought through your link by the way ). If the terrain allows I use that ground pod for shorebirds as it lets me get as low as possible. It is lower than the legs fully splayed on the tripod.

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    Really nice Isaac.
    Love the pop of color on the coverts- it makes the image for me.
    Great low POV and nice and sharp.
    No nits from me,
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    Looking perfect as always. Love the pose and the composition. Bird really stands out against that bright background.

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