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Where's the food hidden then?

By moiral
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.

Tags: Oystercatcher Wildlife and nature Montrose basin

Voters: pdcche, lonely_oryx, mikbee and 25 more

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pdcche 6 4 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2011 4:45PM
Well timed shot Moira, looks like it is feeding.. Peter

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18 Oct 2011 4:55PM
Shows the environment of the bird very well
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
18 Oct 2011 4:59PM
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 !!
CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2011 5:22PM
Love the composition of this one Moira, and well timed. Carole
CarolG Plus
9 196 19 Greece
18 Oct 2011 5:46PM
An excellent capture, Moira. I have never owned a tripod, let along used one Smile Carol
andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2011 6:27PM
brilliant comp moira wonderful detail and colour hope you did not get muddy with this low pov belter nice one Wink
wonkers 7 2 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2011 7:59PM
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.

gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2011 8:45PM
A great capture here Moira, well done!
PaulLiley 7 2 13 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2011 9:37PM
Keeping the iso down to 200 kept the noise down and hand held at 1/500th at 500mm was good work. Paul
18 Oct 2011 9:58PM
I can just picture you with a mud face pack !!WinkAnother great shot .Gill
Peagreen 6 1 1 England
18 Oct 2011 10:22PM
Great shot, Moira. Well timed captureSmile
Take care, Pauline
JustDucky 5 8 Canada
19 Oct 2011 12:26AM
I probably would of tipped over in the mudGrin, well taken Moira
They still manage to make a noise when feeding, boisterous seashore birds always a welcome companion by the sea.

7 10 10 England
19 Oct 2011 10:48AM
Looks cold Moira - doubt if I would have braved the weather - so well done you.
excellent capture moira,hope you were wrapped up well it looks coldWinkray
Devon_Wild 6 8 1 England
19 Oct 2011 5:02PM
Nice shot Moira, and congrats on your new lens Smile ..........Rob
Ayoob 5 Australia
20 Oct 2011 3:08PM
An excellent capture Moira,well work...........Grin

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