Short Billed Dowitchers and Peep
Equipment: F100, 500mm f/4 AFS, TC-14E.
Film: Provia F100 rated at 100 iso.
Exposure: f/6.7 at the meter, +0.3 adjustment.
Scanner: HP Photosmart.
Digital Adjustments: None.
Notes: This image was made at Plum Island in Newburyport, MA, one of my favorite places to bird watch. I was taken by the similarity of tone between the sky and water. I shot a roll and a half of these birds, and because the peep was extremely active dodging in and out of the dowitchers, this is the only shot I really liked. Photographers will notice the slight vignetting the 500mm + 1.4TC sometimes gives when shot wide open with light backgrounds.
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