Variable Oystercatcher

Posted by E.J. Peiker on Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:16 am

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Variable Oystercatcher - New Zealand
D300, 500mm + 1.4x, ISO 800, f/8, 1/160s

Loved these guys in NZ, many have some patchy white on them giving the the name Variable Oystercatcher but this one was all black...

Please click on the image, the preview compression loses a lot of black detail.

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by Paul Fusco on Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:05 am
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Very cool!!
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by Ron Day on Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:20 pm
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Nice detail in the blacks when viewed large, and the food item on the bill adds a lot to the image.

by Dan Kearl on Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:58 pm
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The foreground, prey and pose are excellent.
Very pleasing BG to go with.
They have much cleaner eyes than Black Oystercatchers.
Blacks are exposed very well.

by joem on Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:38 am
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A great looking Oystercatcher E.J.

by david fletcher on Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:14 pm
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Beautiful details EJ. Lovely colours
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by Carol Clarke on Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:47 pm
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This one looks very proud of its prize! Very nice shot.

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by himadri roy on Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:05 am
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Beautiful foreground , head tern & food on bill . awesome photograph sir.

by Axel Hildebrandt on Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:55 pm
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Great-looking Oystercatcher species.
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