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Afternoon all. Another outing with the sigma Grin. Just down to the Basin this time. Winter definitely coming as it was freezing and really windy. This little oystercatcher was a fair distance from me. Being the lazy mare that I am, this shot was handheld, as did not wish to put up the tripod in the mud, so I am crouched down in the mud, trying to keep the camera and lens steady. Anyway giving myself plenty of practise, but often not a pretty sight. GrinTongue Will catch up later tonight.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 450D
Lens:150-500mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:18 Oct 2011 - 3:05 PM
Focal Length:500mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.2
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:+1/3
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Where's the food hidden then?
Username:moiral moiral
Uploaded:18 Oct 2011 - 4:39 PM
Tags:Montrose Basin., Oystercatcher, Wildlife / nature
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pdcche
pdcche  3 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2011 - 4:45 PM

Well timed shot Moira, looks like it is feeding.. Peter

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2011 - 4:55 PM

Shows the environment of the bird very well

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2011 - 4:59 PM

With a beak that size Moira,I reckon it will have no problem finding food.
Good shot.
And it is freezing cold here too,but the sun has got the cheek to come out as well !!
Mick.

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2011 - 5:22 PM

Love the composition of this one Moira, and well timed. Carole

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CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2011 - 5:46 PM

An excellent capture, Moira. I have never owned a tripod, let along used one Smile Carol

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2011 - 6:27 PM

brilliant comp moira wonderful detail and colour hope you did not get muddy with this low pov belter nice one Wink
andy

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wonkers
wonkers  5 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2011 - 7:59 PM

You did well to get such a good shot as it's hard to keep your camera steady in a crouching posture. I have enough trouble keeping myself from falling on my butt from this position.

Jill

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gingerdelight
18 Oct 2011 - 8:45 PM

A great capture here Moira, well done!
Carol

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PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2011 - 9:37 PM

Keeping the iso down to 200 kept the noise down and hand held at 1/500th at 500mm was good work. Paul

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unicorn17  6 Scotland
18 Oct 2011 - 9:58 PM

I can just picture you with a mud face pack !!WinkAnother great shot .Gill

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Peagreen
Peagreen  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2011 - 10:22 PM

Great shot, Moira. Well timed captureSmile
Take care, Pauline

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JustDucky
JustDucky  3 Canada
19 Oct 2011 - 12:26 AM

I probably would of tipped over in the mudGrin, well taken Moira
Tammy

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Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2011 - 7:46 AM

They still manage to make a noise when feeding, boisterous seashore birds always a welcome companion by the sea.

dougie

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EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2011 - 10:48 AM

Looks cold Moira - doubt if I would have braved the weather - so well done you.
Joan.

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raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
19 Oct 2011 - 1:13 PM

excellent capture moira,hope you were wrapped up well it looks coldWinkray

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Devon_Wild
19 Oct 2011 - 5:02 PM

Nice shot Moira, and congrats on your new lens Smile ..........Rob

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Ayoob
Ayoob e2 Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
20 Oct 2011 - 3:08 PM

An excellent capture Moira,well work...........Grin

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