Southern Lapwing – take 2. They get closer to me now #birdphotography #Panama

Published January 1, 2015 in Field Notes

Second attempt on the Southern Lapwings. It takes me just 5 minutes to walk to the park where they spend most of the day. I just lay down and wait for them to get closer. It’s great to be able to observe them from such a short distance while they behave naturally. In this case, the light of late afternoon was obscured by clouds and I used fill flash with better beamer. It would have been good to use a smaller aperture to get those feet in focus, but there was not enough light and I didn’t want to raise the ISO. Anyway, I think that the shallow depth of field gives a nice touch.

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