Stepping Out

By Glostopcat  
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.

Tags: Oystercatcher Slimbridge Glos Wildfowl and wetlands trust Wildlife and nature Shadow Saturday

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taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
3 May 2014 1:33AM
A very cool bird--this Oyster catcher!, like!

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RonnieAG Plus
7 153 116 Scotland
3 May 2014 3:00AM
He's going about his business and to heck with you, Ed: good detail and he stands out well against the b/g.
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
3 May 2014 3:09AM
I like his droopy red eye. Looks a little tipsy. Great shot.
3 May 2014 5:11AM
Putting his best foot forward for you Ed! Lovely detail on this! Smile John
bobsblues 7 10 2 United Kingdom
3 May 2014 5:23AM
A great capture Ed they can be quite friendly birds letting you get close to them .
ColleenA Plus
4 323 5 Australia
3 May 2014 6:20AM
Love these birds. So hard to capture. A great shot Ed
CarolG Plus
10 199 19 Greece
3 May 2014 6:26AM
An excellent capture, Ed. Carol
ade123 Plus
4 272 1 United Kingdom
3 May 2014 7:13AM
A lovely image Ed super detail and colours
3 May 2014 7:33AM
He's certainly putting his best foot forward here, Ed!
Well detailed and just the ticket for Saturday!Smile

3 May 2014 7:41AM
Great pose & fine details Ed
7 10 10 England
3 May 2014 8:35AM
Self assured and not a care in the world! Great close up capture.
rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
3 May 2014 10:14AM
Excellent close up Ed.
Irishkate Plus
6 38 104 United Kingdom
3 May 2014 10:50AM
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
Great shot of an oyster catcher with superb eye detail.
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
3 May 2014 12:14PM
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
DerekL Plus
11 172 24 England
3 May 2014 12:36PM
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.

Nikonuser1 Plus
4 117 14 United Kingdom
3 May 2014 12:46PM
Nice capture EdSmile

mikbee Plus
9 3 8 Scotland
3 May 2014 2:11PM
Looks to be goosestepping here Ed !!
Good shot.
3 May 2014 3:27PM
Great Title and image, Ed' , well done.

John Smile
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
3 May 2014 6:34PM
Stunning Ed.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Superb image.

Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
3 May 2014 9:10PM
Many thanks for all your comments and clicks, they are much appreciated, Ed
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
3 May 2014 10:12PM
lovely shot Ed and the eye...brilliant but it is the 'stepping out'
that makes me smile
3 May 2014 11:42PM
Lovely shot Ed. Cathy
4 May 2014 6:02AM
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
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
4 May 2014 9:10AM
Looks like he's marching Grin

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

ali63 Plus
4 760 1 United Kingdom
4 May 2014 5:28PM
Great image you held the whites well

Ali GrinGrin
5 May 2014 11:33PM
Excellent Ed, one of your best,

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