Purple Sandpiper

On my recent trip to Barnegat Jetty, I had the good fortune to add a new species to my files, the Purple Sandpiper.

Purple Sandpiper Kissed by Sun

What really amazed me about these birds is how gentle they seem.

Purple Sandpiper Seeking Shelter from the Wind

As I stated in my post last week, the wind this day was ferocious with gusts of 30 mph. It is truly amazing how these birds can find safety from the wind let alone cling to the rocks. The downside of them finding shelter was poor, indirect light. We didn’t have a chance to photograph one Purple Sandpiper that was in the sun all day. That said, getting some good clicks of a new species for the files makes any day a good day!

Images captured with Nikon D700, 600mm f/4 with TC-e14 II on Lexar Digital Film

4 thoughts on “Purple Sandpiper

  1. denise ippolito

    Vinnie, I really like the second image and I have a very similar that I just added to my slideshow. It turned out to be one of my all time faves. I like the parted feathers and the fond memories of the day!

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