I’ll tell you now you can’t win this
You’re way too slow
I’ll tell you now I’m gonna take this
Did you come here to watch me, watch me burn?
Three Days Grace – Burn (2003)
I went to the same place I photographed the Sandpiper last week, hoping for better chances and light, or other species of waders. No fog this time, but I did see several Common and Green Sandpipers, Greenshanks, Snipes and lots of Lapwings.
However, as many parts of the lake had gone dry, the waders had lots of restaurant space to choose from. In the end, I only got a mediocre shot of a Greenshank.
Fortunately, like last time, dozens of juvenile White (and a lone Yellow) Wagtails were more than willing to pose for me. They were around all the time and captured small flies from mid-air or just from the wet grass. They even obligingly did their thing against the reflection of the rising sun. I got many interesting (semi-)silhouettes of the Wagtails that I’m happy with. I’ll be back next weekend, this time hopefully in a better position for some images of the graceful wader family species.
White Wagtail; Canon 1D Mark III w. 500/4 IS and 1.4x; 1/1000s at F7.1 and ISO800; tripod and camo cloth.