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    This Sand Plover was super tame and I was able to get very close to it. However, these birds are so incredibly tiny that even at 700mm, this is about a 50% crop! This image was shot as the sun broke through the clouds right after sunrise. In hindsight, I wish I'd gotten an inch higher to get the toes in the frame, but I liked the worm and the raised leg, so I hope they compensate somewhat (also the worm would've blended in with the sand) I also stopped down to f/10 (f/8 was the max. aperture) for more DOF.

    Camera - Nikon D850
    Focal Length - 700mm
    Aperture - f/10
    Shutter Speed - 1/2000s
    ISO - 2000
    Handheld
    Manual, Auto ISO

    As always, all comments & CC are appreciated!

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    That's sooooo pretty, very delicate top notch.
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    Beautiful little bird, love everything about the image. I think your critique is spot on regarding the toes and foot. Thank you for sharing, Aditya.
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    A fine image with nice action.

    great angle too..

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    Exquisite capture, Aditya. Wonderful soft light on this beauty, and nice low point of view. Like the worm as well.


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    A beauty of a shot, and a new bird for me. Good POV; better to get the worm than the toes. Nicely done. (I could imagine a version with about half of the oof foreground cropped out.)

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    This one is spot on all around.

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    Excellent Image. I love the color palette. Simple and cute. Very nice point of view and depth of field.

    Well done.

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