Red-capped Plover: In high key

I love high-key. Brings out the best in portraits.

Red-capped Plover, female.  Several of these working on the mudflats on the most overcast of days.
Red-capped Plover, juvenile. Several of these working on the mudflats on the most overcast of days.
Gallery

Dust Dancing

DJ's Birds as Poetry

Had the pleasure of the company of Edaurdo and Maria from Chile, on a day at the Western Treatment Plant. Of course on their list was Brolga.  And despite some good sightings the past few weeks, of course, we failed to find any at all during the day.

On the way out as the sun was slowly sinking in the west, as it apparently does regularly, we spotted a pair on a paddock that has been ploughed over by the Farm team.   With a light breeze to pickup the dust, and a softly setting sunlight, the stage was well prepared for a  touch of the prancing and dancing that these awesome birds are capable of.

Hard not to take lots of frames, and here is a short selection,  I’ve also made a slide show gallery that animates it a little.

Great way to end a day.

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Lake Louise

Here is a site from my mate Rob Parker.
Worth checking out.

My Random Photo Site

Several years ago, we did our first cruise from Alaska to Vancouver, followed by a Rocky Mountaineer trip to Jasper, then on to Calgary.  On the way we spent a day at Lake Louise – one of the most relaxing places I’ve ever been to.

Lake Louise

I’m puzzled by the size of this image on this page.  It’s an 1800×1200 image, and I put it into this post in the same way as I’ve done with other images; I don’t (yet) understand why it’s displaying so small on this page.

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