I’ve been offline for a week, working on stock photographs. Here’s a small collection of American Avocet photographs I’ve taken over the past few years.
These birds regularly breed in a local lake and I make it a point to get a few shots each year when they turn up. Very gentle and cooperative subjects. I can normally stake out a spot along the lake shore and they will eventually wade in the waters directly in front of me.
For stock photos, I like to capture the animals to give an accurate depiction of the subject. Behavior images are fine too, but honestly, most of the images that sell tend to be nice clear views of what the bird looks like.
Enjoy the view.