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Black-bellied Plover Stretch
12-OCT-2012

Black-bellied Plover Stretch

Ottawa, Ontario

I learned to always be vigilant of what is around me while photographing a pair of plovers. I was lying down on the ground and starting to get some good opportunities when both plovers took flight. Not being able to see behind me, I assumed the resident Merlin might be at it again. A second later, I had two large Rottweilers jump on my back and one nipped my hamstring before I stood up. The owner was a long way away and when I was leaving he shouted "I hope you got the shot, lol." Dogs are not allowed to be in the park and especially on the beach area. A call to bylaw was made a few minutes later. Charming...

Canon EOS 7D ,Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
1/1250s f/6.3 at 400.0mm iso500 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
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Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)31-Jan-2013 13:59
Sharp eye,my friend! V
Paolo
Brad Claypole13-Oct-2012 13:54
Yes, lets see him laugh all the way to court. something about you and dogs doesn't seem to mix (didn't you get nipped in Dominican too).
Hank Vander Velde13-Oct-2012 12:24
Nice shot before the Dog incident Bill. Perhaps one should carry a can of Bear repellant when out doing nature photography. In my view, many bad Dog owners, like some avid bikers think they own the road/park and can do what they darn well please irrespective of clear signage and laws.
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