Today I got to see how difficult it can be to photograph white birds once more. It was a nice and sunny day, and finally the Ivory Gull (Ismåke) was sat in the dogyard when I drove past it. The camera came out and I got ready to get some nice, easy pictures..... But the sun was strong, and the gull was bright white, so the pictures I got at first were very over-exposed. Not until the bird flew down to land on the remains of a seal-carcass I could get some OK pictures of it.
Also I got a couple of nice shots of a preening Dunlin (Myrsnipe) in one of the small ponds in the valley, so the day felt good when I came home in the evening.
Brownsea Island - Stilt Sandpiper 17/12/17.
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