Lanny McDowell Art
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Red Phalarope at the Beach

Red Phalarope at the Beach
Digital photo



This very unusual shot is not a composite or montage.  A long strong easterly blow at the end of May, 2008, brought Red and Red-necked Phalaropes to the eastern facing shores of the Vineyard.  When the skies and the winds cleared, most got back on track, setting out to sea to resume the northward trek.


This male Red Phalarope hung out long enough for a sunny day to emerge.  A friend had coincidentally asked to go out birding with me sometime and I said, sure, come on, meet me at the beach.


Given the focus of the shot it looks like I was still shooting the off-track pelagic when my companion's painted digits made their debut.

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