Sunday 30 January 2011

Sanderling poses in perfect winter light

Winter plumage Sanderlings are always a challenge when judging camera exposure, especially when set against a bright background.  I juggled between 0.0 and -0.3 at F/8.  ISO was 250 and shutter speed was averaging about 1/800s.  This bird was feeding quite close to the main resting area for large gulls so there are a lot of feathers in the sand.