balancing act

6 comments so far...

Paulo Brabo Team 23 August 15, 2014, 09:22 PM
Superb! =)
Martina Weber August 24, 2014, 07:35 AM
good catch !!
crazyrayman September 02, 2014, 06:34 PM
wuuaahh.. what happened here?
marco_vdw September 05, 2014, 06:47 PM
I have no idea what's going on. But I presume it has very strong muscles in its left thigh.
mramshaw October 11, 2014, 09:52 PM
Nah, all birds do that when they're very relaxed.

The right leg is drawn up (probably for warmth).

Either it hasn't spotted you or else you're far enough
away that it doesn't feel threatened.

Pretty nice picture, I think snipe are easily spooked.

Update: oh, you've got the Bigma. And at full zoom.
And on a crop body (I think - not sure about the D700).
No wonder it doesn't feel threatened.

marco_vdw October 19, 2014, 02:26 AM
I'm sure it spotted me, but it didn't care too much. I guess I was about 8 metres away when I took this picture. The snipe was quite comfortable and remained there for several minutes. I didn't try to get closer.
(I love the Bigma; most of my animal shots are taken with this lens)
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