Bar-tailed Goodwit – a lovely bath

When you have been browsing all day, be it fashion finds in the inner city shopping district or molluscs on the meadow, nothing beats a long frolic in the bath. This bird appreciates life’s simple pleasures, right down to the curled upper lip (!) at the end. All images should be clicked up for viewing, and were shot using the EOS 1D mkiii with the EF L 500mm f4 and the 1.4tc.

I think I will enjoy this...

I think I will enjoy this…

First a good rinse...

First a good rinse…

...make sure the water gets in everywhere...

…make sure the water gets in everywhere…

...and I mean EVERYWHERE!

…and I mean EVERYWHERE!

Then a good shake...

Then a good shake…

Like, a REALLY good shake...

Like, a REALLY good shake…

...and some vigorous "towelling"...

…and some vigorous “towelling”…

...ahhh - that's what the good life is all about ;-)

…ahhh – that’s what the good life is all about šŸ˜‰

  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark III
  • Taken: 20 April, 2014
  • Focal length: 980mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter speed: 1/800s

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