Common Redshank Washing - Grimsey Island, Iceland
Nikon D5, 500mm f/4e AFS, f/7.1 1/1600 ISO 1600
Not sure why this bird seemed to be such a find, but our group was very excited to shoot any Common Redshank if we saw them. Unfortunately, this seemed to elude us until towards the end of our stay on Grimsey when there was this particular subject who stay fairly fixed to the same 1/4 miles stretch of road on the west of the airstrip. It was simply a matter of being patient and waiting for it to come into range.
This shot was taken when the subject was washing in a small puddle in the middle of the dirt road. Conveniently, the road was slightly raise with drop-offs on the side allowing me to lay off the edge of the road with my camera literally sitting on the ground to get to this eye level image.
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