The Oyster Catcher
- siggi (52850)
- [2008-07-31 4:22]
good capture of the Variable Oyster Catcher. Very good sharpness and colours, Well done,
- Royaldevon (4229)
- [2008-07-31 4:23]
What a fabulous shot of this oyster catcher! We tried to capture some last year in Northumberland but we could never get close enough to them, to get this sort of a shot!
The details of its plummage and markings are very clear. I love the attitude of anticipation that it is displaying.
It also reminds me of my children. They loved to go in the sand where their feet sunk out of sight!
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-07-31 4:53]
My favourite wader again and in a fine pose on the mud. You're lucky to have three species in NZ! e see them here occasionally but I think they're avoiding the thousands of tourists we have here along the coast at the moment! Fine details and colours and I like your composition.
TFS and cheers, Ulla
- GLEM (10)
- [2008-07-31 5:08]
très bonne image, la composition est soignée, le rendu de couleur naturel et dense. Bonne netteté d'ensemble.
- mariki (9477)
- [2008-07-31 6:59]
I like very much the composition. Great lighting. Excellent sharpness and superb natural colours.
- azleader (931)
- [2008-07-31 7:08]
Interesting colored eye and beak. There is no similar species like this in the Pacific Northwest or anywhere on the US west coast to my knowledge.
But there is a similar species on the US east coast found from Chesapeake Bay to Florida.
Janice... You didn't say anything about it, but is this species part of the great bird conspiracy started by Australian bird species to overrun NZ with hordes of marauding invaders? Or is this a native species who has joined forces with them and... shall we say... come under it's "wing"? LOL!!!!
I can understand that you might not be able to openly comment right now given the merciless totalitarianism under which you now suffer because of the outrageous and unprovoked Australian bird invasions.
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2008-07-31 7:34]
My goodness....that scene and those rocks sure look more like my Pacific coast home...back in teh day. You captured the mood and the season well here..and the of course there is the sea-type of bird which I have not seen before...similar families perhaps. Very nice saturation. good true colours. Well position in frame. Nice semi-reflection. Overall a great image.
- Evelynn (14454)
- [2008-07-31 8:41]
This is nice Janice, capturing the familiar overcast coastal light. The sand/rivulet pattern running through the image is quite nice too. Good details in the bird...
Evelynn : )
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2008-07-31 11:16]
Excellent three-dimensional image of a very cute bird and impressive surroundings. Brilliant reproduction of the ground/relief and a water as well as colouration and other details of a bird. I like exposure a lot. My best wishes and TFS.
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2008-07-31 21:05]
My apologies for late response to your kind critiqe on my recent picture, Janice. I am obliged for your generous words.
The Oyster Catcher looks beautiful in its natural surrounds. Great image!
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2008-08-01 3:40]
Ciao Janice, splendid oyster with fine details and wonderful colors, great sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio
- gannu (14761)
- [2008-08-01 3:54]
Hello janice, Very colorful oyster. Excellent sharpness and brilliant colors. Well done Ganesh
- janhendrik (2392)
- [2008-08-01 4:12]
A lovely shot Janice, very well done!
His intentions are clear. He definitely wants to 'catch'
111999 to go;-)
Good note as well.
- red45 (31094)
- [2008-08-01 13:28]
Funny looking bird :-) I like its orange beak and small 'hills' around bird. Pity that we can't see oysters :-)
- MMM (11425)
- [2008-08-01 14:48]
nice capture.Good POV and sharp image.I like your subject pose.Excellent text to.
- Argus (50626)
- [2008-08-02 0:53]
I can't match this catch of an Oystercatcher!
This is a great shot Janice. A great composition , POV and pose and I like his partial reflection in the small low-tide pool. Not only that, he stands out so well against the wet sand.
TFS this beauty,
- saeedabbasi (5100)
- [2008-08-02 6:13]
Hi Janice ,
Nice shot with Great light and details.
Very well captured.
- EOSF1 (23955)
- [2008-08-04 12:23]
Hello Janice, very well done on that Oyster Catcher shot! Well composed, good sharpness and a very good exposure, thanks!