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N 91 B 748 C 98 E Jul 16, 2021 F Jul 16, 2021
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It has always been a wish to capture the secretive Sora head-on showing its laterally compressed body, which allows it to slip and weave easily through dense vegetation. However, seeing the Sora in the open is notoriously difficult.

I was justifiably excited when I spotted this Sora walking cautiously along the path. And when it turned and looked straight into the lens for a brief instant, the angle, light and position were just right, as seen in this picture. Luck!

I was glad that I was ready and took advantage of that opportunity.

Nikon D500 w/ 500mmf4G, Right angle viewfinder, 1/2000sec, f7.1, -2/3EV, ISO1250
(Taken on: July,2019, Local pond, Edmonton, Canada, Alberta)

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N 107 B 952 C 88 E Jul 8, 2021 F Jul 8, 2021
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While photographing the shorebirds on a local pond in May, I noticed a large flock of Franklin's Gulls coming in for a landing.

The Franklin's Gulls are long-distance migrants. In spring, they leave their homes in southern and central South America and head north to their breeding grounds in the prairie sloughs and reedy marshes in the central provinces of Canada and northern United States.

300mmf4PF+1.4X
(Taken on: May, Local pond north of 50th St., Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)

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N 109 B 1.1K C 99 E May 4, 2021 F Jun 28, 2021
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It was quite early in the morning but the sun was already very bright and harsh.
I had to lie prone on the look-out deck to photograph this duck in order to avoid the glare from the water and the background reed vegetation.

500mmf4G w/ right angle viewfinder, f7.1, -2/3EV, 1/1600, ISO 360.
(Taken on: May, 2021, Boardwalk, J.E. Poole Wetland. St. Albert, Alberta, Canada)

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N 336 B 7.1K C 113 E Jun 17, 2021 F Jun 17, 2021
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This Song Sparrow must be happy to find spring had finally sprung. He was sitting still and singing beautifully on a good perch in the open without paying any notice to me.

I like the morning light showing on him. In the background, a spruce tree branch in the distance provided an uncluttered, nicely blurred backdrop, making the overall image scheme quite pleasing.

Nikon D500 w/ 500mm f4G +1.4X, f7.1, -2/3EV, ISO 800. Uncropped.
(Taken on: May, J.E. Poole Wetland, St. Albert, Alberta, Canada.)

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N 145 B 1.6K C 120 E Jun 8, 2021 F Jun 8, 2021
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A small flock of Short-billed Dowitchers enjoyed a pitstop at a local pond in early May. They were here for a brief stay - to rest and refuel before embarking on their next leg of migration to their breeding grounds further north in the subarctic tundra.

It's a delight to watch them feed and probe their bills - 'sewing machine' style - into the mud for aquatic insects, mollusks and crustaceans.

I am glad that I was able to capture some shots of these three individuals in which their eyes were visible and their feeding positions were synchronized.

Nikon D500 w/ 500mmf4G + 1.4X; f7.1, -1EV, ISO2000
(Taken on: Sturgeon County, Alberta, Canada.

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