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Upland Sandpiper

This was my first (and so far, only) Upland Sandpiper that I have photographed, and this was taken East of Calgary in July.  Given that this is a bird that forages, and nests on the ground, it was a treat to photograph it on a fence post…meanwhile for some birds I wish I could photograph them anywhere other than a fence post.

 

What I like the most about this photo is how the bird stands out against the orange/yellow prairie fields in the background.  For an image like this the aperture of the 500 f/4 (f/5.6 with the extender) really paid off in order to shoot wide-open and get the blurred smooth background, v.s. actually seeing parts of the grass if I wasn’t shooting wide open.

 

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Taken: July 26, 2014

Location: East of Calgary, Alberta

Camera: Canon EOS 7D

Lens: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM + 1.4x III Ext

Focal Length: 700mm

Aperture: f/5.6

ISO: 320

Exposure: 1/500

About this Image

This was my first (and so far, only) Upland Sandpiper that I have photographed, and this was taken East of Calgary in July.  Given that this is a bird that forages, and nests on the ground, it was a treat to photograph it on a fence post…meanwhile for some birds I wish I could photograph them anywhere other than a fence post.

 

What I like the most about this photo is how the bird stands out against the orange/yellow prairie fields in the background.  For an image like this the aperture of the 500 f/4 (f/5.6 with the extender) really paid off in order to shoot wide-open and get the blurred smooth background, v.s. actually seeing parts of the grass if I wasn’t shooting wide open.

 

If you are interested in purchasing this, or any other images on this site, please contact me contact@wildelements.ca.

 

Taken: July 26, 2014

Location: East of Calgary, Alberta

Camera Specs

Camera: Canon EOS 7D

Lens: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM + 1.4x III Ext

Focal Length: 700mm

Aperture: f/5.6

ISO: 320

Exposure: 1/500