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Greater Yellowlegs
Tringa melanoleuca
Reflections always seem to make shorebird photos more pleasing; in the still water the reflection is almost as sharp as the bird itself. This Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca) was slowly foraging in a pond in eastern Starr Co., Texas in February 1999. The photo was taken with a Canon EOS 1N & EF 300mm F2.8L lens with a 2X extender. The camera and lens were mounted on a tripod. The film used was Fuji Sensia 100. Greater Yellowlegs are fairly common migrants and wintering birds in Texas; this individual had spent a number of weeks at this particular location.
The Greater Yellowlegs shown here was working the edge of a small pond in Kenedy Co., Texas, in February, 2000, when he paused to stretch his wing. This image was taken with a Canon EOS 1N and 600mm F/4 L IS lens and 1.4X extender on Fuji Velvia.
The bird shown here was also in Kenedy Co., Texas, in February, 2002, and was photographed with a Canon EOS 1V and EF 500mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender on Fuji Velvia. You can really get a feel for the very long legs of this species in this shot.
The next 3 shots shown here show a Greater Yellowlegs at Copper Breaks State Park, Hardeman Co., Texas, in April, 2007. These digital images were taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark II and EF 600mm F/4 L IS lens.
The Greater Yellowlegs above was in Kenedy Co., Texas, in December, 1999.This image was taken with the same gear as the above shot.
Greater Yellowlegs
Tringa melanoleuca (left)
with Lesser Yellowlegs
Port Aransas,
Nueces Co., Texas
25 February 2014
Greater Yellowlegs
Tringa melanoleuca
(left)
with an American Avocet
(right)
Bolivar Flats,
Galveston Co., Texas
28 March 2015
Greater Yellowlegs
Tringa melanoleuca
Sea Rim State Park,
Jefferson Co., Texas
29 March 2015
Greater Yellowlegs
Tringa melanoleuca
Sea Rim State Park,
Jefferson Co., Texas
29 March 2015
Greater Yellowlegs
Tringa melanoleuca
Sea Rim State Park,
Jefferson Co., Texas
31 March 2016