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Posted by Bill Brown (California, United States) on 17 February 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

The Napa-Sonoma Marshes Wildlife Area consist of over 13,000 acres of saltwater ponds, tidal marshes, and wetlands. Many different migratory waterfowl and shorebirds can be found the area. Several American Avocet are visible in this photo. The American Avocet is a wading shorebird with a long, thin, upcurved bill and long legs. They range from 18-20 inches long with a 28-36 inch wingspan.

Canon EOS 5D 1/250 second F/16.0 ISO 400 105 mm

napa | sonoma | wildlife | area | hwy | 37 | ca

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Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Très joli paysage

17 Feb 2011 6:38am

@Marie LC: Merci Marie!

Laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Joli paysage !

17 Feb 2011 7:27am

@Laur: Merci Laur!

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

I like how the birds are in silhouette.

17 Feb 2011 10:30am

@Julie Brown: Thanks for your comments Julie! The amount of light reflecting off the water dictated lowering the overall exposure.

© Jean-Bernard Reynier from Lyon, France

Nice compo here.
Water texture is nice.

17 Feb 2011 11:54am

@© Jean-Bernard Reynier: Thank you Jean-Bernard!

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

This is a wonderful composition Bill! Nicely captured! ;-)

17 Feb 2011 1:46pm

@Eric Cousineau: Thank you Eric!

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

Bello paisaje,lleno de aves.Saludos.

17 Feb 2011 8:23pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Winter light along the inland waterways of California. Nicely done, Bill.

18 Feb 2011 2:23am

@Stephen Phillips: Thank you Stephen!

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Winter light along the inland waterways of California. Nicely done, Bill.

18 Feb 2011 2:24am

Sunder from Chennai, India

Great shot! Nice composition and lighting...

18 Feb 2011 4:57am

@Sunder: Thank you Sunder!

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

I like the effect your settings have on the water! Magnificent, Bill....geez I wuld sure love to be there right now!! Thank you for taking me there in this song of imagery that you have conveyed...it is beautiful!

18 Feb 2011 3:10pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Thanks for your comments Denny!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This a very nice shot, Bill. I love watching these shorebirds scamper about on the sand and mud.

19 Feb 2011 12:19am

@Steve Rice: Thank you Steve! I'm not real big on video cameras but one would have been nice to have to capture them scampering around for food.