Wood Sandpiper, Rocky Mountains, Canada

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

Capture Date21-AUG-2002
LocationJasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
LensCanon FD 300 mm f/4
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceMinolta Dimage Scan Elite II
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions3762 x 2508 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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