Winged Snipe

iso 1000, f7.1, 2000th, handheld,400 plus 1,4X,A1

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Taken at Lake Mvytn in central Iceland in the rain

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Taken in the rain. Lots of shore birds in the area. Not too windy.

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Wow, David. This one is really nice. I love that catchlight, and the feather detail is excellent. The little waves from the rain are a nice added touch.

Nice and sharp on the bird, David, and I like the rain dappled water in the background. To my eye, the bird looks just a touch oversaturated, but I do need to calibrate my monitor again. The raised wings give us a great look at the plumage that we don’t usually get. I don’t know what the original looked like, but I could see removing a touch from the bottom and adding the same to the top if you have it.

Very nice image.

Nice catch David. I like the raised wing and the rain adds another element of interest. Nice plumage detail plus an eye catchlight. A fine job on the repost.

Good action pose and detail. Nice to get one out in the open and the rain is a nice element.