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American Oystercatcher and Chick


Posted by Axel Hildebrandt on Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:03 am

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Photographed at Nickerson Beach on Long Island. 

It was really interesting to observe their behavior. The lesson seemed to have been to take the chick to the water and when a little wave came in, they both ran really fast to a higher ground. Here, it looks as if they just take a bubble bath. :)
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by Karl Egressy on Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:05 am
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Another great image of the series, Axel.
 

by leigha on Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:32 am
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Fantastic image, Alex. Love the foamy water.
 

by James Vellozzi on Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:56 am
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So nicely done.. and comp is great..
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by Gene Gwin on Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:47 am
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Axel, The foam add allot to the image. Detail is superb.
 

by Debapratim Saha on Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:59 am
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Amazing family shot Axel...Congrats!!
 

by Biplab Adhikary on Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:13 am
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Such a beautiful shot Axel!!
 

by Ron Day on Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:09 pm
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Great positioning of the birds within the frame, and super timing to catch the birds in the foam!
 

by david fletcher on Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:23 pm
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Super shot Axel. well seen
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by LynnS on Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:04 pm
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Axel, a heartwarming image, the march back through the foam is so beautifully captured and presented, with exquisite colors and framing.  Love seeing the chick's progress and adventures of this family through your lens!
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by Tim Zurowski on Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:54 pm
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Your series of this pair has been just fantastic Axel, and this one is no exception!
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by Carol Clarke on Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:00 pm
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Another brilliant episode in the family life of this oystercatcher family Axel. What a wonderful series!
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by sirianul on Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:37 pm
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leigha wrote:
Fantastic image, Alex.  Love the foamy water.


.... and to add: fantastic series.

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by David Salem on Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:41 am
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Beautiful frame Axle. The lighting on this is spectacular and the subjects really pop well off of the background. Exposure looks great too.
Love the Sea Foam there walking through. Well done
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by Denis55 on Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:26 am
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Super cute frame Axel!
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by Marina Scarr on Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:48 pm
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The foamy water makes this one unique.
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