Jim Horn, QPSA  

Black Neck Stilts – Mating Dance by Jim Horn, QPSA

July 2024 - Black Neck Stilts – Mating Dance

July 2024 - Jim Horn, QPSA


About the Image(s)

Sony α7Riv, Sony FE 200-600 5.6-6.3 G lens, 1.4x teleconverter, f/13, 1/2000 sec., ISO 3200, 896mm, tripod

This was taken at Bombay Hood Wildlife Refuge. Very young chicks were seen earlier in the day. The reason I went to this wildlife refuge was documented sightings of a black swan. Unfortunately, I did not see it. It was very hot, the water table was very low. In Photoshop, I adjusted highlights, shadows, and I used Topaz DeNoise AI and Sharpen AI.

2 comments posted

Kathy Buckard   Kathy Buckard
Sorry you didn't get to see the black swan. The heat has been terrible everywhere. The Black Stilt is one bird I have not seen yet in the wild. Nice catch!   Posted: 07/06/2024 11:01:45

Gloria Grandolini   Gloria Grandolini
Very nice image -elegant birds, I get the impression they are dancing. Very sharp faces. Hope you catch the black swan next time.   Posted: 07/12/2024 09:23:36


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