Bird, wildlife, and landscape photography by Jon Rista
Willet Head Shot
A couple weeks back, when I was splayed out on a soggy sand spit at the Cottonwood Creek Delta at Cherry Creek, I managed to sneak closer than I’ve ever been to a shorebird. At one point, a Willet, a medium-sized gray colored shorebird, happily wandered right up to, and eventually past, the minimum focus distance of my lens. Right before he crossed the threshold where I could no longer focus because he was so close, I got a fully frame-filling full body shot. The composition of the full frame was rather poor…but I figured cropped it would make a nice head shot.