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Limpkin Wades Looking for Shells - 1983
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Limpkin Wades Looking for Shells - 1983

Limpkin feeding in a creek that flows from a lake. The Limpkin was in very shallow water feeding on small snails and what it found in shells. Sometimes it would stick its head under water, grab a shell, bring it to the bank and break it apart to get what was in it. I rarely see these birds and also just see a single bird, never a flock. It has been about four years since I have seen one. Like too many birds, the Limpkin was hunted to near extinction in Florida by the early 20th century. and its current comeback status is listed as fair at this time. It is widespread in the American tropics, but enters our area in Florida and southern Georgia -- only where it can satisfy its dietary requirement for a certain freshwater snail.

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NIKON D7100

Aperture
f/5.6
Exposure
1/1000
ISO
3200
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16
  • Image type: image/jpeg
  • Exposure: 1/1000
  • Resolution: 72/1
  • Created: 3rd April 2019
  • Uploaded: 26th April 2019
  • Category: Nature
  • Views: 33
  • Likes: 20



  • vision
    2 months ago
    Love the way that you composed this shot.
    • ButchReinhart
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      2 months ago
      Thank you very much. Happy you enjoy the photo.
  • fotioscreations
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    2 months ago
    Great series of photos. It's very difficult to decide which one is the best...
    • ButchReinhart
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      2 months ago
      Thank you very much for your comment and your sharing. Happy you enjoy the photos.
  • ButchReinhart
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    2 months ago
    TomOswald Thank you very much for sharing. I appreciate it.
  • ButchReinhart
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    2 months ago
    jsvasquez1986 Thank you very much for sharing. I appreciate it.
  • FabioM
    2 months ago
    Great series, beautifully photographed
    • ButchReinhart
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      2 months ago
      Thank you very much. Happy you enjoy the photos. I have a few more of the Limpkin to post over the weekend. I watched him taking shells from the creek and eating for over an hour. I don't see this fella often and when I do I like to watch him as long as I can.
  • Irene Carson
    2 months ago
    Interesting and beautiful series of images of this bird that my untrained eye would have called a spotted ibis... In this image, the light is particularly spectacular as the limpkin wades through a pool of gold, with all visible features of the subject razor-sharp and well-lit.
    • ButchReinhart
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      2 months ago
      Thank you very much. Happy you enjoy the photo.
  • azrari
    2 months ago
    beautiful image!
    • ButchReinhart
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      2 months ago
      Thank you very much for your comment and your sharing. I appreciate both.