Taken 20-Mar-16


9 of 15 photos
Thumbnails
Info
Categories & Keywords

Category:
Subcategory:
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:BIRDS, Florida, Gulfside Beach, PLOVERS, Sanibel Island, Snowy Plover, animal, beach, black, dawn, ground level, low angle, morning, shells, sunlight, sunrise, tiny, warm, white, wildlife
Photo Info

Dimensions3819 x 2542
Original file size2.58 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken21-Mar-16 06:37
Date modified3-Jan-18 15:21
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D4S
Focal length420 mm
Focal length (35mm)420 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.7
Exposure1/250 at f/5.6
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 500
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Snowy Morning in Florida

Snowy Morning in Florida

Two days ago my wife and I visited a beach on Sanibel Island so we could take her parent's dog for a walk. We had researched online and found this was a dog friendly beach. Little did I know I would see my first Snowy Plover that afternoon. This morning I went back to this same beach and it was one of those mornings where everything just comes together. The weather was cooler and windy so no bugs, the morning sunlight was just perfect as it rose over the horizon, and lastly the Snowy Plovers were very cooperative. I caught this one standing on the beach amongst a bunch of shells just moments after the sun had risen. These Snowy Plovers may just be the cutest plovers I have photographed, it's a toss up between them and the Piping Plover. Taken at Gulfside Beach on Sanibel Island, Florida.