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Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Banded Stilts ....


 
Elegant tall legged banded-stilts ( Cladorhynchus Leucephalus )
 have flown into the "Samphire Coast"  to summer-over .

What a joy to see hundreds of these lovely shore-birds who have flown over
700 hundred km from their winter home on the salt-lakes of Lake Eyre - Lake Torrens
and Lake Ballard in central Australia   
  

 
~   St Kilda shores in the early evening light   ~
 
the colour distortion happened while blogging direct for my iPad
but you can still get an idea of their graceful posture whilst foraging
in the shallows for delicacies such as
wait for it  ....  brine shrimps !!


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15 comments:

Pierre BOYER said...

Superbe....

Pierre

Joe said...

Wow .. what a gorgeous shot Dianne. National Geographic material.

Joe said...

Thanks for your comment on my panning shot. .. I didn't use the ND filter. I just gradually slow down the shutter speed until I get the right exposure. Trams are pretty easy. They come along often on a predictable path and speed.

sonia said...

So elegant and graceful!

William Kendall said...

Totally unlike anything I've ever seen!

Kays Kids said...

Wow what a great photo. Congratulations.

mick said...

Great photo of beautiful birds. Those are birds I have only read about and would love to see. Thanks for your comment re trimming the callistemons. I tried to do that when the plants were much younger - but - they got totally our of hand!

Stephanie said...

Fabulous image!

Margaret Adamson said...

very elegrant birds and great shots of them

eileeninmd said...

The Stilts are beautiful birds, great shots.

diane b said...

Wel built for wading and fishing. the colour problem makes the shot interesting.

EG CameraGirl said...

Lovely shots of these shorebirds!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gosh Dianne your last three images have been a wonderful mix of pastel blues, pinks and gold, too beautiful.

NatureFootstep said...

I have seen stilts before but never this one. It is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing :)

Marie C said...

Beautiful photo! Love it.

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