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Duelling Godwits
Photographer: Mike Barth
Location: Murray Estuary, South Australia
Story: 
I had noticed man Bar-tailed Godwit feeding on a Sand Spit. Occasionally tempers would flare. In order to get closer I had to wade into the middle of water between the mainland and the sandpit until it was chest high. By now the birds were not interested in me. I waited some time and eventually two birds decided to spar and gave me a great series of shots.
Digital Alterations: 
Cropping, Lighting, Sharpening
Camera Information: Canon 7D + Canon 500mm
Special Equipment: