Thursday, March 24, 2011

Wildlife Photo: Black-winged Stilts in Flight (Himantopus himantopus)

The Black-winged Stilts are just visitors during, the winter, to Okinawa, Japan. Sometime this month, they'll depart, if they haven't already. It's Friday here and I'll be out with the camera all weekend to see what migratory birds we have left.

This photo taken with a Pentax K10D and Sigma 50-500mm lens February 5, 2011 at the Okukubi River.

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4 comments:

Ryan said...

Seems like Okinawa is a hot-spot for bird watchers, great shot Mike.

RyukyuMike said...

Ryan,
Yup, it's a great spot. I'll bet Scotland is too. That's if ya get the time to hang out like I do.

AdelaideBen said...

Sweet shot... very nice capture (and it's shots like these that make all the work worth it - not that we really get to see all the hours that go into it). Well done.

RyukyuMike said...

AdelaideBen,
Thanks. The hours that go into it are pure joy. I sometimes wish that's all I had to do; hang around outdoors!