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backlightcurlew

The curlew (Numenius arquata) is usually a shy bird when it comes to photographing. So much better it is when you have a little bit of succes with it.

I went out early morning with no particular photographic goal; just be out there and see what there is to photograph.

Quickly after the sun came up I found this curlew. It was quite relaxed and tolerated my presence. The curlew was eating along the waterline which for itself already gave me some very nice images. After I while it occured to me that I could try to photograph it backlight.

Slowly I tried to position myself on the other side of the curlew to have it backlight. The curlew continued eating and I kept on photographing. It turned out te be a wonderful morning!

Christian Biemans