Willet and aliens


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Mar 24, 2012
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I like Willets they are noisy wading birds but are always really shy. I saw this one and got in a prone position on an old wooden jetty thing. I was shooting with my 2x still working on the poor man's 600. This was the first time I was actually able to get some feather detail... Anyways I was just happily shooting along and then I noticed something strange in the background...

This was my favorite shot of the set

Willet grabbing a drink by krisinct, on Flickr

2 just posing with strange pebble bokeh..

Willet by krisinct, on Flickr

3 I really like the water droplets but then I noticed some aliens in the background

Willet by krisinct, on Flickr

4 At first I thought it was some trash on the beach with the bright white plastic ruining my shot. Turned out to be a pait of mating Horseshoe crabs that were actually tagged at somepoint by the fish and wildlife people. They said it was very rare to see a pair with tags.. At full resolution I could easily read the tag number on the left crab but the other crab had some sand on the marker.. Pretty freaking strange...

Tagged mating Horseshoe Crabs by krisinct, on Flickr
What a neat thing to see. Thanks for sharing.
#1 for sure! And also nice to witness and record the pair of tagged hoseshoe crabs.

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