June 05, 2013

Too close to focus

Too close to focus by ricmcarthur
Too close to focus, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr.
Shore birds are a skittish lot. They don't like you getting too close.
If you're on a boat you can get closer.
There was a flock of 13 ruddy turnstones on the breakwater near the marina where we keep our pontoon boat.
We had the unusual perspective of being below the birds as they feed on midges.
I had a problem focusing as the grasses along the edge of the breakwater keep getting in the way.
This one came so close it was at the edge of my close focus.
It isn't often that I complain that a bird is too close to focus on.

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