Monday, December 8, 2008

Three beach birds fill frame

Another morning at Taylors Beach today looking for birds such as Striated Herons (Butorides striatus) silly enough to keep standing around as the tide retreated and I advanced across the wet sand.

Wonder of wonders, three birds were more or less happy to have me get close. Not so wonderful, all three obliged on my last day at the seaside.

How to vary the output from an enjoyable stroll in balmy sea breezes? What about a technical challenge? Say, use only full frame pictures? No cropping and very little post-processing?

But I'm not that great behind a camera. The plan would be too hard for me. But, I could discover, afterwards, three pictures fitted such a challenge.
And one of them, with a bit more work, ended looking fit to put up for critique elsewhere. No prizes for guessing which one. It's not the Silver Gull (Larus novaehollandiae) below.

2 comments:

mick said...

Very nice photos. I've never found Striated Herons all that easy to get close to.

Tyto Tony said...

Hi Mick,

Seems the pair of herons at Taylors are used to locals wandering the sands, dogs and all.