Just A Shot That I Like… # 27, Savannah Sparrow Wing Stretch

So very often when an avian subject gives the photographer a nice wing stretch the bird is either facing away or there’s no light on the face.  So I always appreciate it when things work out with a shot like that.

 

savannah sparrow 3017

 1/2500, f/7.1, ISO 500, 500 f/4, 1.4 tc

This Savannah Sparrow (along with several others of various species) would forage in the Montana pasture grass for a while and then return to the barbed wire to preen and occasionally stretch.  I like the diaphanous qualities of the right wing that allow the viewer to see the fanned tail and stretched out foot and leg through the wing feathers.

Ron

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