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Red-necked Phalaropes - September 11, 2011

Red-necked Phalaropes in Lawrence County, PA
 
In early September a group of four Red-necked Phalaropes spent several days at a pond in southern Lawrence County. I was lucky to be granted access to the site, and was able to make a long and very satisfying series of images of these birds from the waterside on the morning of 9-11, which, without a doubt, are my best-ever of individuals of this species not in breeding plumage.

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Canon 1DMkIV, 500mm f/4L + 2x TC III, 1/1600 sec. at f/8 (manual), ISO 640, handheld (ground level)

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Canon 1DMkIV, 500mm f/4L + 2x TC III, 1/1600 sec. at f/8 (manual), ISO 640, tripod (ground level)

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Canon 1DMkIV, 500mm f/4L + 2x TC III, 1/1600 sec. at f/8 (manual), ISO 800, tripod (ground level)

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Canon 1DMkIV, 500mm f/4L + 2x TC III, 1/1600 sec. at f/8 (manual), ISO 640, tripod (ground level)

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Canon 1DMkIV, 500mm f/4L + 2x TC III, 1/2500 sec. at f/8 (manual), ISO 800, tripod (ground level)

The next picture was taken just as a light fog was beginning to clear...

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Canon 1DMkIV, 500mm f/4L + 1.4x TC III, 1/1000 sec. at f/7.1 (manual), ISO 800, tripod

There were also a few Pied-billed Grebes about the area... this was the best image I got of one of them:

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Canon 1DMkIV, 500mm f/4L + 2x TC III, 1/1600 sec. at f/8 (manual), ISO 640, tripod (ground level)



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