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Let me see your wings



A baby black-necked Stilt flapping his little wings at the Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch.

A baby black-necked Stilt flapping his little wings at the Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch.
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Contest Finalist in Adorable Baby Animals Photo Contest
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Creative Moments Photo ContestTop 30 rank
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Everything Nature Photo ContestTop 10 rank
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42 Comments | Report
Pwbphotography
 
Pwbphotography September 14, 2013
Stunning.
Jaydip_Photos
 
Jaydip_Photos September 14, 2013
lovely.. like the reflection
patrick9x9
 
patrick9x9 September 14, 2013
Hey Ruth, this looked familiar. Wonderful shot.
HaliSowle Platinum
 
HaliSowle September 14, 2013
How absolutely adorable!
ImagesByChrissie
 
ImagesByChrissie September 17, 2013
Fantastic capture Ruth!!
Batesrc2 PRO+
 
Batesrc2 November 10, 2013
Unreal.
fernandoamato
 
fernandoamato December 21, 2013
Oustanding shot it is
Dimis
 
Dimis December 21, 2013
To cute. congrats.
MissSandy PRO+
 
MissSandy December 27, 2013
Absolutely wonderful!
heavenmariegates
 
heavenmariegates January 08, 2014
excellent capture and congrats on the award, well worth it
GBloniarz PRO+
 
GBloniarz January 10, 2014
Outstanding is so very correct! WOW!!
ReneeBlake
 
ReneeBlake January 20, 2014
Fabulous !
rg5858 Platinum
 
rg5858 February 01, 2014
Cute little thing!! Congrats
birdlover54
 
birdlover54 February 05, 2014
Beautiful capture!
birdlover54
 
birdlover54 February 05, 2014
this little bird is a warm welcome to my project Bird Lovers Unite!
marthe
 
marthe March 23, 2014
terrific shot!
jasonrenslow
 
jasonrenslow May 11, 2014
Beautiful little guy :)
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita June 21, 2014
congrats...beautiful shot.
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 June 21, 2014
Sooo cute ")
kathleenweetman Platinum
 
kathleenweetman July 15, 2014
I love this...its a wonderful,shot...voted
Shebeme2
 
Shebeme2 July 31, 2014
nice reflection, cute pic
njkerosky Ultimate
 
njkerosky November 20, 2014
Amazing capture!!! Precious!
geertweggen
 
geertweggen March 20, 2015
beautiful captured
kellymarquardt
 
kellymarquardt May 19, 2015
this is adorable nice work
denisenewman PRO+
 
denisenewman June 05, 2015
Beyond cute!
GailsWorld
 
GailsWorld January 26, 2016
So wonderful and beautiful! I love this with all my heart!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots January 28, 2016
Great capture! Congrats.
kthrn49
 
kthrn49 February 07, 2016
Beautiful capture, cute too.
frbernardo
 
frbernardo February 24, 2016
Write a commentFantástica!!
NatureLoverJJWal PRO+
 
NatureLoverJJWal March 12, 2016
A struggle for survival! Congratulations on your award!
Arzhtatiana
 
Arzhtatiana December 29, 2016
A great shot!
trexkamal
 
trexkamal January 24, 2017
Beautiful capture
kimberlyadems PRO
 
kimberlyadems January 25, 2017
Fantastic.
Shebeme2
 
Shebeme2 March 10, 2017
sweet..
hotpixel PRO+
 
hotpixel March 29, 2017
Love this! Congratulations Ruth!
Pamelabole PRO
 
Pamelabole April 23, 2017
Awwww .......so cute! Amazing capture....love that reflection!!! Congrats on being a contest finalist!!!
: )
sharilee
 
sharilee April 24, 2017
Absolutely precious image. Beautiful colors.
kristenfelzscofield
 
kristenfelzscofield May 06, 2021
Absolutely adorable
JayneBug Platinum
 
JayneBug May 07, 2021
An absolutely stunning image and capture. Nice work!
ronjudyluv2travel Platinum
 
ronjudyluv2travel June 29, 2021
Sweet capture! Congratulations!
sue-zon PRO+
 
sue-zon February 04, 2022
Absolutely precious!
carolcardillo PRO+
 
carolcardillo November 06, 2022
Fabulous!
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Behind The Lens

Location
Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch Gilbert,Arizona.
Time
Morning light is an Arizona nature photographers best friend.Even more so ,in the Summer this photo was taken at 0640 one glorious June morning.
Lighting
I did not want to blow the highlights on this adorable chick.Morning light helped me so much, and I also brought down my ISO from my usual 400 to 320.I opted for f/8.0 as well.
Equipment
Tripod and ball head Canon 40D 500mm lens no flash
Inspiration
The fist time I saw baby Black-Necked Stilts, I thought I had died and gone to bird photographer heaven.They are fluffy, cute and have such personalities hours after birth. I wanted people to see how I saw them eager to stretch their wings and explore their world.
Editing
I opted to crop this image vertical along with sharpen, and a slight adjustment to contrast and brightness. I wanted to focus on the chick not on the processing.
In my camera bag
Canon 7d 100-400 lens.
Feedback
Be patient! I spend hours with the Stilts that day. I was after some flap shots and was determined to stay as long as I needed to get them.Give the birds space, if Mother birds feel that their young are not safe they will not let them venture too far from them. Use the best equipment you can.

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