Upland Sandpiper

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© Heather Mellon
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Photo Info
UploadedMay 27, 2018
TakenMay 22, 2018
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D7100
Exposure1/500 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length240 mm
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Unlike their cousins the Upland Sandpipers aren't strictly shore birds. Instead they prefer to nest in little bogs, small sloughs or even farmer's fields. It's not uncommon to come across one like this perched on a fence post along a country road. These are not shy or flighty birds and this one seemed as curious about me as I was about him..

A special Thank You to Andrea Petersen for the nomination. It is very much appreciated, Andrea!!

A special Thank You to Gail Haberman for the spotlight. It is very much appreciated, Gail!!

What a lovely surprise!! Thank You to the JPG Staff for the honor of Photo of the Week, it is truly appreciated!

Thanks again to Andrea for the nomination and to Gail for the spotlight!

13 responses

  • teresa B

    teresa B   gave props (27 May 2018):

    Nice photo! sharp!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (27 May 2018):

    I love it and the pose it is giving you!!! Gorgeous capture!!! Very sharp with great detail standing out from the background!!!

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (27 May 2018):

    simply beautiful

  • Gail Haberman

    Gail Haberman   gave props (27 May 2018):

    Impressive shot! I'm happy Andrea nominated this for photo of the week. Gets my enthusiastic vote!

  • mohammad baqer

    mohammad baqer gave props (27 May 2018):

    it is very good shot

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (27 May 2018):

    Fantastic shot!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (28 May 2018):

    Congrats for the well deserved spotlight from Gail....Love this shot !!!

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (28 May 2018):


  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (1 Jun 2018):

    Congratulations on POTW for this little beauty!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (1 Jun 2018):

    I am so happy for you Heather that this beautiful photo got the well deserved honor for photo of the week...A big congratuations!!!i

  • Gail Haberman

    Gail Haberman   gave props (1 Jun 2018):

    So happy you won, Heather! Made my day! Congratulations!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (2 Jun 2018):


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