Shoreline Friday

I recently realized that I’ve been spending too much time inland photographing the wildflowers, and have been missing a lot of interesting shorebirds and other marine life migrating back north for the summer.  Coincidentally we had some wonderful lighting conditions for late afternoon and early evening photography.  There were dark clouds over the mountains while the sun was shining through a thin layer of haze over the ocean.  These thin clouds acted like a huge softbox and really brought out the color of the water, which was complemented by the deep blue background.  Notice the difference between the morning photos and those taken after work.  There’s nothing better than having great light and also finding willing subjects!

 

“Semi-palmated Plover”  –  Campus Point at UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA

 

“Surfbird Conversation”  –  Campus Point at UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA

 

“Surfbird Landing”  –  Campus Point at UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA

 

“Surfbird Breeding Plumage”  –  Campus Point at UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA

 

“Surfbirds in Flight”  –  Campus Point at UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA

 

“Caspian Tern Banking”  –  Campus Point at UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA

 

“The Tern Chase”  –  Campus Point at UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA

 

“Caspian Tern Lifting”  –  Campus Point at UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA

 

“Impending Hydration”  –  Campus Point at UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA

 

“Sea Lion”  –  Campus Point at UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA

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