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Black-necked Stilt
Photographer: Ron Bielefeld
Location: East Central Florida
I positioned myself in the tall vegetation along the edge of a very shallow wetland where I had watched stilts feeding the evening before. I was dressed in full camo. I waited until just after sunrise when the stilts started to fly in. It turned out to be a morning with absolutely no wind, so the water was like glass the the color reflected very nicely. I was able to take advantage of these conditions to capture this image of a stilt just as it was about to place its foot back in the water.
Digital Alterations: 
contrast, sharpening, dodging
Camera Information: Canon 1Dx, Canon 600mm f/4 lens
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