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World's rarest oystercatcher

World's rarest oystercatcher
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Copyright: Neil Rawlins (Antipodean) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 19] (150)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-11-13
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-12-10 23:28
Viewed: 2961
Points: 14
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The Chatham Island oystercatcher - Haematopus chathamensis - is found only in the Chatham Islands, 800 kms off the east coast of New Zealand's South Island and is regarded as the world's rarest oystercatcher. In 1987 just 42 breeding pair existed. Fortunately the population has now increased to over 300 birds. I photographed these birds at Wharekauri in the north of the Island.

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Hello Neil
Wonderful species and lovely capture.Great POV and composition,wonderful natural colours.Thank You.
Have a good day!
Best regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-12-11 2:24]

Hello Neil,
The best photo of this species I'ver ever seen. Excellent sharpness in beautiful colours and an attractive composition.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2012-12-11 7:25]

Hello Neil
Nice presentation of unknow species for me.Good point of view and nice pose.I also like the natural colours.It seem that the bird in from have a band on is right leg.
TFS Michel

Hello Neil,
Nice composition with this two birds,captured with excellent clarity.

Ciao Neil.
Bella coppia di Beccaccia di mare,fotografata egregiamente,stupendi colori naturali,eccellente la nitidezza con ottimi dettagli,bella la composizione bravo.
Ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-12-11 11:13]

Hello Neil,
A nice capture of a pair of these rare Oystercatchers taken with nice clarity against a good contrasting natural BG. Isee both are ringed.
Thanks and best regards from the far and snowy North.

Ciao Neil, great capture of lovely walking couple, wonderful natural colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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