Black-necked Stilts, Gilbert AZ (Again)

Yes, again.

There’s an argument to be made that one can have enough photos of fabulous black-and-white long-legged birds — perhaps even too many — but you won’t read any such nonsense here.

What you will read is that standards go up.  Just as “too many” is a null concept, so is “too good.” 

I know that I’ve moved from being happy with reasonably sharp photos of these little darlings, to wanting perfectly clear and smooth water for their reflections: a tad difficult, given that they hardly ever stop moving through that water.  And, of course, the lighting must be Just So.

The next step?  Better shots of stilts in flight, or engaged in activities other than wading and eating, as undeniably delightful as these are.

6-photo collage of black-necked stilts and their reflections

4 Comments

  1. Jim Robertson

    And no matter how much you loved the last shot and felt it to be “just what I was hoping to get”, you know the next one will be even better so the catalogue of stilts, and all birds, and other things, continues to grow.

    1. Isabel Gibson

      Jim – 🙂 Yes, I freely admit that I have my lifetime quota of stilts shots – but was still out there this morning, clicking away when they came close to shore. Sigh . . .

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