Blackish Oystercatcher

Posted by Nate Chappell on Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:20 pm

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This is a shot that I recently was working on realized I hadn’t posted before, it’s almost full frame with just a small crop from the right. It was taken on the Lima, Peru waterfront. This species is quite similar to our Black Oystercatcher but it has a brown back rather than being all black.
Canon 7D2 300F4 1.4x 1/80 F6.3, iso 800, a slow shutter speed due to fading light.
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by peter makuch on Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:33 pm
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good job on getting the black feathers all in details and o like very much the eye contact, well done.

by Paul Rossi on Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:41 pm
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Great close-up with prey capture.

by LynnS on Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:20 pm
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Nate, needs to be clicked on to fully appreciate the beautiful details and colors.  Love the head angle, direct eye contact, neutral BG and the bonus treat in beak.  A very engaging, wonderful photo!

by Carol Clarke on Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:36 am
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I love oystercatchers and their wonderful piercing call as they swoop low over the ground like jet planes. This is a stunning portrait, Nate - such superb detail thoughout, beautiful eye, and a juicy snack in the bill. A beauty!

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by Karl Egressy on Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:11 am
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Great close up with action, Nate.

by Ron Day on Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:48 pm
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Nate, great behavioral frame with the meal in bill. Excellent color, and interesting story about the differences in species.

by joem on Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:47 am
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A cracking head shot Nate, love the detail.

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