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    Hi everyone,

    Some of you might remember that I lost my trusty camera earlier this summer but now I'm back! This is a newly produced frame with my new camera. Unfortunately the new stuff is nothing fancy but a second-hand Canon 7D Mark ll. It is what I can afford at the moment. Either way,
    I was very happy I got this camera when I did because right away this opportunity with a Buff-breasted Sandpiper came along. This is a rare bird in Sweden, we have 3-4 records each year, and this one was a short drive from where I live. I took the car and drove the few hours during the night to get there before sunrise. I then stepped out of my car, put on the wetsuit and the game was on! Luckily, I found the bird directly and got some nice frames as the sun rose behind me. I loved this location as the open wetland had grass and marshes that closely replicated the breeding habitat of the Buff-breasted Sandpiper on the tundra. You can almost imagine this being taken in Alaska in the midnight sun.

    All comments welcome!

    Canon EOS 7d Mark ll | Canon 500mm f/4.0L IS USM II | ISO 800 | 1/800s | f/5.6
    Last edited by Ivan Sjogren; 09-25-2020 at 11:59 AM.

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    Oh, sweet light here. Raised foot is a bonus as well. Love that background color.

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    Sweet is the perfect word to describe this shot, pretty much perfect IMHO

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    Ivan, my friend, it is good to have you back and I'm sure no matter the rig you always bring the magic. Really sweet light, pose and colors. TFS

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    Welcome back Ivan. So sorry to hear of your gear trouble.
    This is gorgeous! Great POV, lovely light and a great view of the foot.
    No nits from me!
    Gail

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    Absolutely super, couldn't ask for more, super colours and detail.
    Last edited by Jonathan Ashton; 09-25-2020 at 07:17 AM.

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    Gorgeous Ivan, the raised leg is just great, PP spot on and with the 7D well done.

    TFS
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    Congrats Ivan. Beautiful warm light, right stride pose, angle and dof. Lots of clarity in the details.

    TFS

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    A simply beautiful frame. Great light, colors, pose, POV. No nits.

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    This is outstanding. The golden light is wonderful, and the head angle and foot are perfect. This is one of the few North American shorebirds I haven't photographed, so I'm envious of this one!

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    Sweet light, Raised foot, head turn...
    Nicely done.

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