Last updated on December 30th, 2020 at 12:24 pm
This lone Willet patiently stood on one leg while I composed my shot. At one point it appeared as if he was quite bored with me. Why do shore birds stand, looking out to sea as if on watch?
Freeport, Texas has become a favorite spot for my bird photography. The location along the Gulf coast and proximity to Galveston Island makes it ideal for quick trips to the beach and the Island. When skies are overcast or not impressive, I have a favorite technique I like to use to make what I think resembles a colored pencil drawing.
It involves blowing out the highlights, boosting contrast, clarity and cleaning up a few areas. I used a similar technique on a photo of a Canada Goose with her goslings.