The first time I saw a Black-Necked Stilt I was amazed that such a bird would exist. They have easily become my favorite shorebird. Being all black and white, however, they can be a significant challenge photographically. In sunlight, it's very hard to keep detail in both the white and black feathers. And with all black eyes, it's also hard to get a little catch light in the eyes to separate them from their black feathers. Here are some of my favorite photos of these wonderful and beautiful shorebirds.
NIce photos. I love the Stilts too. They're pretty alien-looking creatures, but they walk that fine line between grace and fragility too well to not admire them.ReplyDelete
I really like how you caught the eye in that last photograph, and how its legs seem to be making an equilateral triangle. In fact, more than any other bird I think the Stilts take the geometry of the natural world and put it to the test with their crazy legs.
Thanks for sharing.
Wonderful captures. I think this is the first time I've seen these birds.ReplyDelete