Ruddy Turnstone

The Ruddy Turnstone is a small shorebird that we typically don’t get to see very often here in the Midwest, although I did see one last March when the weather was unusually warm for a brief period.  As the name suggests, this migratory bird tends to look for prey by flipping over small stones and shells.   I spotted these recently at the John Pennekamp State Park in Key Largo, Florida where they were happily jostling with a pair of White Ibises for food.   The pictures below offer a rudimentary example of using depth of field techniques to focus on the desired subject.

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The bird in the rear in the photo above is in focus while in the bottom picture, the bird in the foreground is sharp.

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