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Oystercatcher at Troon.

Discussion in 'Plants, Animals & Insects Photography Forum' started by Dale., Apr 25, 2018.

  1. Dale.

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    As mentioned in a previous thread, one of my favourite spots for birds is near Troon in Ayrshire.

    This bird had been snoozing on the rocks with its mates and woke to feed on the crustaceans and other critters that were revealed by the tide receeding. No hide this time, just pleanty of camo gear, a bit of patience and inching forward got me close enough for a shot. On a full frame camera, you have to get that bit closer and still some cropping is involved in PS. Don't push your luck too far, it will fly away, get your shot, then try a bit closer.

    The sun was low and the lighting was quite strong but my main problem was getting the whites under control and I concentrated on that. I would've liked it to be a bit more sidey on but wildlife will always suit itself. I waited on a wave coming in to add some interest and story and to help with what would've been too much space to the left.

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  2. Roger S

    Roger S Crazy Canuck Administrator

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    Great capture, Dale. The little wave breaking on on the left works wonders here.
     
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    Thank you Roger. It just needed that head tilt a little
     
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    Pteranadon Always on Premium Member

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    That is all I could have said.
    Hard to put birds with a bit of scenery in with it. This was done well.
     
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    Thank you.

    Tried clicking my tongue to make it look but it was far too noisy.
     
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    David_MC Always on

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    Very nice, I also wish the bird was facing you a little more.
     
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    Nice composition with the wave.
     
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    Sundar Amartur Always on

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    Well done. It is wishful thinking to expect the bird to face you all the time. They may well decide to turn their backs at you.
     
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    cracking shot. great timing, just caught the wave right as well.
     
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    Thanks chaps. :thumbsup:
     

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