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Killdeer bathing in northern Montana

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Photographing Birds in the Wild taught by Neil Losin

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What is exciting or interesting to you about your photo(s)? This is a Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) flapping its wings after bathing in a small pond in north-central Montana. I captured this photo last week on a film shoot for the World Wildlife Fund. The primary purpose of the trip was not photography, but I managed to get a few photos I liked along the way. The key for this photo was understanding shorebird behavior. I approached this Killdeer while it was bathing, and I knew from experience that most shorebirds shake the water off of their wings after they bathe, providing great opportunities for take-off shots. Then it was just a matter of waiting for the action!

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Can you tell us about any special equipment or techniques that you used? Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 500mm f/L IS lens with 1.4x teleconverter ISO 400, 1/1600s at f/6.3

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