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An oystercatcher seen yesterday inside the main grounds at Slimbridge Wetlands Centre, this feisty little fellow did not appear too bothered that I was so close by and proudly strutted his stuff and posed for the camera.

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:2 May 2014 - 10:20 AM
Focal Length:403mm
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Partial
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual Temperature (Kelvin)
Title:Stepping Out
Username:Glostopcat Glostopcat
Uploaded:3 May 2014 - 1:10 AM
Tags:Glos, Oystercatcher, Shadow Saturday, Slimbridge, Wildfowl & wetlands trust, Wildlife / nature
Votes:47

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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2014 - 1:33 AM

A very cool bird--this Oyster catcher!, like!

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2014 - 3:00 AM

He's going about his business and to heck with you, Ed: good detail and he stands out well against the b/g.
R.

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Daisymaye
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3 May 2014 - 3:09 AM

I like his droopy red eye. Looks a little tipsy. Great shot.

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JohnoP
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3 May 2014 - 5:11 AM

Putting his best foot forward for you Ed! Lovely detail on this! Smile John

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bobsblues
bobsblues  5 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2014 - 5:23 AM

A great capture Ed they can be quite friendly birds letting you get close to them .
Rob

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ColleenA
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3 May 2014 - 6:20 AM

Love these birds. So hard to capture. A great shot Ed

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CarolG
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3 May 2014 - 6:26 AM

An excellent capture, Ed. Carol

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ade123
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3 May 2014 - 7:13 AM

A lovely image Ed super detail and colours
Ade

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DicksPics
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3 May 2014 - 7:33 AM

He's certainly putting his best foot forward here, Ed!
Well detailed and just the ticket for Saturday!Smile

Richard

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brian17302
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3 May 2014 - 7:41 AM

Great pose & fine details Ed

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2014 - 8:35 AM

Self assured and not a care in the world! Great close up capture.
Joan.

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rontear
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3 May 2014 - 10:14 AM

Excellent close up Ed.
Ron

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom83 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2014 - 10:50 AM

Superb image Ed - nicely striding forth - such photogenic birds with all the red bits!
I saw some in the Outer Hebrides but wasn't clos enough to capture a good image.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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3 May 2014 - 11:19 AM

Great shot of an oyster catcher with superb eye detail.
Paul

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NDODS
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3 May 2014 - 12:14 PM

A magnificent shot of this handsome Oyster Catcher Ed, my only critique would be the orientation of the image. May I suggest a horizontal flip allowing one to naturally follow the image..

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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DerekL
DerekL Plus Member 10152 forum postsDerekL vcard England24 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2014 - 12:36 PM

Nice shot Ed.
Wish I could get this close to the pair around a local lake to me. Anything closer than 50 yds and they're off.

Derek

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Nikonuser1
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3 May 2014 - 12:46 PM

Nice capture EdSmile

Cliff

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mikbee
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3 May 2014 - 2:11 PM

Looks to be goosestepping here Ed !!
Good shot.
Mick.

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lifesnapper
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3 May 2014 - 3:27 PM

Great Title and image, Ed' , well done.

John Smile

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Maiwand
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3 May 2014 - 6:34 PM

Stunning Ed.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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3 May 2014 - 7:11 PM

Superb image.

Fred

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9251 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2014 - 9:10 PM

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

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Lillian
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3 May 2014 - 10:12 PM

lovely shot Ed and the eye...brilliant but it is the 'stepping out'
that makes me smile
Lillian

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Holmewood
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3 May 2014 - 11:42 PM

Lovely shot Ed. Cathy

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SimonFletch
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4 May 2014 - 6:02 AM

It's an excellent ornithological image, with cracking good detail.
"Stepping Out", Ed?
That's an old-fashioned phrase.
Good to see your latest 'bird', although...
with those red eyes, it looks like the pair of you...
have just fallen out of the pub...Wink

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ChiliMan
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4 May 2014 - 9:10 AM

Looks like he's marching Grin

Fantastic candid portraiture, Ed. The light, colour and focus are spot-on.

Andrew

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ali63
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4 May 2014 - 5:28 PM

Great image you held the whites well

Ali GrinGrin

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Badgerfred
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5 May 2014 - 11:33 PM

Excellent Ed, one of your best,
Fred.

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