This post is for World Bird Wednesday.
I went out to Inskip Point early on Friday morning to see whatever shorebirds were around. There are always birds to see out there but if you want to see greater numbers then you have to be out there on a high tide and when there are few people around. This means either early morning or last thing in the evening. I was out there early morning before any 4 wheel drive vehicles had driven around on the sand and before any fishermen had walked around. This photo is taken looking diagonally across the point to the car ferry which takes vehicles across to Fraser Island. The birds were spread out all along the waterline on the south of the Point.
These two Tattlers were standing a little distance away from the others and I have cropped the photo to show just these two and the colors in the water and some leaves. The leaves have dropped off mangrove trees.
I was asked last week about my camera gear. I am using a Pentax K5 and this particular morning had on my Sigma 150-500 lens. I have been told by friends (and have also read) that this lens on a Canon Camera is not very sharp when zoomed all the way out. On my Pentax camera it does a good job and is as sharp as my other smaller lenses. The lens is heavy! I find it most convenient to use a monopod when I know I will be photographing for some time. There is good lighting early in the morning at Inskip when the birds are roosting on the southern side of the point so I have only cropped and re-sized these photos.