Preparing for the night

Tuesday, April 18, 2006 — Saint Galdino
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Returning from Milan to Genoa, I tried my usual detour among rice fields in search of wading birds. After driving for so many miles, so far I had definitely no luck; and the light is going away. But at last here we go with these black-winged stilts (Himantopus himantopus), found when the sun was almost gone. They are preparing for the night and perhaps they are already sleeping. Shh... don’t wake them up.

Nikon D100 + Nikkor 300mm ƒ/4D ED-IF AF-S @ 600 mm, 1/400 sec @ ƒ/11, -0.67 EV, ISO 900, TC-20E II, beanbag from the car.

Cavalieri d'Italia si preparano per la notte (Himantopus himanto