David Alaniz Photography

Natures turn…….

American Avocet

Finally, a visit to Bolivar Flats.  My schedule and low tides all came together after being away for a long time.  As I drove over the Galveston causeway I knew the conditions were going to be great.  The water was calm and the reflections were clear, a great indicator.

I rolled down my window as I drove down the beach just to take it all in.  As I gathered my gear and set off on foot I could hear the birds in the distance.  As I made the long walk I kept looking back at the horizon.  The colors were crisp as they kept changing.

I found my target, Avocets by the hundreds if not by the thousands.  There were two groups.  One just off shore and the other more in a tidal pool.  I wanted both but chose the tidal pool because I wanted the sun behind me as it rose.  The off shore group was just to far off to get a totally different look with beautiful colors.  I slowly made my way and found a spot to lay down in the muck.  The fun began and never disappointed or gave me time to rest.  It was a good morning.

Nikon D4, 500mm +1.4tc, f/5.6, 1/100, ISO 1000


Nikon D4, 500mm +1.4tc, f/5.6, 1/100, ISO 1000


3 responses to “American Avocet

  1. Tim Timmis January 17, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    Great shots David. Glad to see that you were finally able to make it to Bolivar this season. The birds have been very abundant lately.

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