AUGUST 2002 – A Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola) observes the water at the shore of Maligne Lake in the Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
When we stayed for two nights in Jasper, Alberta, we used the full day to explore the area, including beautiful Maligne Lake. When we took a hike along the shore, I noticed this Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola) observing the water for insects or other prey. This bird is a rather long-legged fellow of the species and looks quite elegant, I think.
I like this image a lot, because of the blue sky from that day reflects nicely in the gently waves. The 300 mm f/4 FD lens made it easy to put the focus on the bird, while the reduced color set of the image makes the legs and body of the bird stand out further.
The high resolution image
|Location||Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada|
|Camera||Canon AE-1 Program|
|Lens||Canon FD 300 mm f/4|
|Image Source||Fuji Slide Film|
|Digital Image Source||Minolta Dimage Scan Elite II|
|Digital Image Source Format||TIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||3762 x 2508 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|