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An oystercatcher looking for its lunch on the edge of South Lake at Slimbridge. This was taken from the Hogarth hide on my visit to the Wetlands Centre on Monday.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 60D
Lens:150.0 - 500.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 235.9 - 786.4 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:3 Feb 2014 - 12:42 PM
Focal Length:370mm
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:640
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual Temperature (Kelvin)
Title:Oystercatcher
Username:Glostopcat Glostopcat
Uploaded:5 Feb 2014 - 12:10 AM
Tags:Glos, Oystercatcher, Slimbridge, Wildfowl & wetlands trust, Wildlife / nature
Votes:57

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2014 - 12:14 AM

looks like he caught something, what a great image!

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2014 - 12:22 AM

I hate to think what he has had his beak in Ed !!
Good shot.
Mick.

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Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts e2 Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
5 Feb 2014 - 12:45 AM

Haha, well he sure dug deep!! Delightful image Ed.. Love his colours.

Lynette Grin

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Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2014 - 12:50 AM

Thats one mucky bill Ed. Hope he's got a flannel. GrinGrin Peter.

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gwynn56
gwynn56  264 forum posts England
5 Feb 2014 - 12:59 AM

nice capture Smile

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2014 - 4:04 AM

Super shot of this beauty.

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SimonFletch
SimonFletch e2 Member SimonFletch vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2014 - 4:49 AM

C'mon, Ed, don't you give your birds a little wash and brush up, first Wink Tongue
...and she's standing cross-legged, desperate for the loo, while you faff about with that lens cap ...!!!
No wonder she's "giving you the eye" ...!!!
Nowhere near as good as yesterday's upload !!! Smile Smile Smile

Simon

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ukgubbi
ukgubbi e2 Member 2ukgubbi vcard India
5 Feb 2014 - 5:38 AM

Lovely shot. Great pose.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2014 - 6:24 AM

An excellent capture, Ed, she obviously found a tasty, if somewhat grubby, morsel in that muddy water Smile Carol

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6100 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2014 - 6:43 AM

What a mucky fella. Lovely shot and one of my fave birds.

Andy

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2014 - 7:25 AM

So not lunch then???
Great capture albeit mucky

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2014 - 9:13 AM

Great capture Ed.GrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2014 - 10:12 AM

Simon beat me to it - I was going to suggest you get your models to wash before having their picture taken!
You've done well here Ed - I love the bright beak, legs and eye.
Haven't managed to get as close as this to an oystercatcher - we saw plenty in the Hebrides.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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Mike_Young
5 Feb 2014 - 10:22 AM

Great shot, sharp and well exposed, not always easy with predominantly dark birds

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TonyDy
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5 Feb 2014 - 11:14 AM

Excellent shot, Ed.
Tony

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DerekL
DerekL e2 Member 9102 forum postsDerekL vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2014 - 12:59 PM

Lovely shot Ed.
"Down and dirty" eh?

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6235 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2014 - 2:28 PM

A very fine Oyster Catcher, Ed. He's certainly been putting that beak to good use !
Sylvia

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2014 - 4:11 PM

Needs to wash his beak before lunch, great capture EdSmile


Cliff

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5 Feb 2014 - 5:16 PM

Smashing shot Ed, you certainly are finding some wonderful Bird Life.

John Smile

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EileenH
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5 Feb 2014 - 6:22 PM

Great captureSmile

Eileen

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livinglevels
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5 Feb 2014 - 7:09 PM

Great image of a dirty feeder, Ed
Paul

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Lillian
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5 Feb 2014 - 7:37 PM

You did well here Ed, lovely shot
Lillian

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Glostopcat
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5 Feb 2014 - 7:41 PM

Many thanks for all your comments and clicks, they are much appreciated, Ed

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Holmewood
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5 Feb 2014 - 8:59 PM

Great shot Ed. Cathy

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AlexAppleby
5 Feb 2014 - 10:10 PM

Excellent shot - I love these colourful, agrumentative birds.

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ali63
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6 Feb 2014 - 10:10 PM

Great image,

Ali

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WhiteRose1
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7 Feb 2014 - 8:06 PM

The red beak and legs does make them so photogenic.

Dave

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dark_lord
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8 Feb 2014 - 11:47 PM

A super capture of one of my favourite birds.
Looks really good with that mud halfway up its beak.
Keith

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