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Juvenile Oystercatcher

Juvenile Oystercatcher
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Copyright: Ulla Kruys (uleko) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot SX10 IS
Exposure: f/5.7, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): jacqueline's favourites, CeltickRanger's favorite Bird photos -6- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-12-17 8:18
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Points: 62
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Eurasian OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegus

A follow-up on my previous post. This is the juvenile that the mother was trying to warn as it was very close to me (12 metres). It was the first time I'd seen a juvenile Oystercatcher and it was really cute, fluffy and disobedient like so many youngsters!

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-12-17 8:32]

Hello Ulla
Very cute this young oystrecatcher and colors are wonderful

Dear Ulla,
A beautiful study of "growing up".

It looks all tousled, as if it had just got out of bed :) and the "boots" are definitely too big!

I notice also, that SOME feathers are more developed than others...

It stands out against the background - obviously watching you!

I have never before seen a young Oystercatcher, only grownups in the Okavango Delta - because we were there in winter - and I enjoy very much your image.

Have a nice evening,
Kind regards

hello Ulla

an excellent close-up photo of the young Oystercatcher,
with fine POV and framing, fine focus excellent sharpness
and details, i love the blue water as background, TFS


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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-12-17 9:48]

Wonderful capture this lovely Eurasian Oystercatcher!
Great sharp details and colors.

Hey Ulla,

an very fgod image from this Catcher with good pov and details.
fine natural colours.


hello Ulla
nice to see this Baby
great details and beautiful colours with the bleu on the back
great shot Ulla
greeting lou

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-12-17 11:55]

Hi Ulla,
Superb fånga dig. Utmärkt detaljer och färger.
Utmärkt sammansättning, grattis.
En vacker kväll,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-12-17 12:40]

Hello Ulla,
excellent shot and very good composition of this lovely young bird.Very nice pov and bg with splendid colours. Well done.
Best regards Siggi

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2009-12-17 13:02]

Hello Ulla

A lovely capyure - great eye contact and very good detail.


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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2009-12-17 13:08]

Merhaba Ulla,
çok net, çok güzel bir fotoğraf. Renkler de çok nefis olmuş.
Tebrik ederim.

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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2009-12-17 13:17]

So cute this little one dear Ulla.
We can feel it softness through the great focus you got.
Your composition is so good with nice light conditions.
TFS and see you on TN.
Best wishes,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-12-17 15:20]

Hi Ulla,secon half of this bird collection and second beautiful pic,very tender this little Oystercatcher! Wonderful quality as usual,and i like a lot the impressive contrast between the bird and the blue of water in background.My best compliments,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-12-17 17:00]

Hola Sra. Ulla.
Una exelente fotografia de este Polluelo. La iluminacion de alto nivel asi como la nitidez lograda, y el fondo le da mas realce a la imagen.
Un saludo

Hello Ulla

Super shot of this Juvenile Eurasian Oystercatcher, love the detail in the pliumage, great eye catch, really stands out against the perfect blue ocean, colours and composition all perfect,

All the best for the christmas holidays, Cheers Rick :)

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2009-12-17 18:58]

Dear Ulla!

Indeed, you present us a cute and funny young fellow! The airy and tousled feathers give the young bird a funny aspect and the superb colours clearly add to the value of the picture. I'm glad to hear that this encounter was a first for you.

Kind regards


Cute & fuzzy Ulla, nice catchlight & pose as this juvenile steps up to the plate :)
I like the blue color and criss-cross patterns of the BG too.
Well done & Merry Christmas!

Hello Ulla
a fantastic capture of this juvenile Oystercatcher, superb sharpness and lighting, marvellous colours, excellent POV, DOF and composition with a lovely pose of this cute bird on teh rock against the blue water
Have a good weekend

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-12-18 1:24]

Hi Ulla,
Very beautiful capture of this young oystercatcher.Colors,BG,pose of bird and composition are wonderful.
Yhanmskf for posting..

Ciao Ulla. Bit noised th blue BG but great light and very good contrast. Bright natural colours. Well done.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-12-18 10:47]

Hello Ulla,
Very nice photo of this juvenile Oystercatcher. Excellent sharpness, details and beautiful natural colours. Great contrasting colours against the BG. Good POV, composition and DOF.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-12-18 16:28]

Hi Ulla,

This youngster looks so soft, fluffy and fuzzy. He is just adorable and doesn't look at all afraid of you. I love the pose on the rock showing off his lovely feathers and colors. The setting is beautiful - the blue water makes a marvelous background.


Hi Ulla,

Awesome capture of this beautiful juvenile beauty on rock from nice vantage point with perfect focus, excellent DOF, great clarity and delightful composition.
TFS and have a nice night and WE MF!


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-12-19 4:33]

Hello Ulla,
The plumage of this juvenile Oystercatcher looks so soft..we really would like to hug it. But its mom was close!
Picture full of light and life.
Very cute!
have a nice weekend.
Kind regards

Ciao Ulla, beautiful portrait of young Oystercatcher in nice pose, great natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2009-12-19 14:44]

Hello Ulla, splendid shot of this young bird with excellent composition, details and colours.
TFS and G's,

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2009-12-20 9:50]

Hi Ulla,
Young Eurasian Oystercatcher, beautiful composition ...
Clear colors and excellent detail.
Best wishes,

Enternecedora y bella. La luz está realmente de primera Ulla así como los colores.
Un abrazo y buena semana: Josep Ignasi.

What a nice shot of this juvenile Oystercatcher, superbe composition with great pose on the rock and the blue water as BG
wonderful colors and lighting
Have a god night

never saw a young one before, TFS Ori

compliments for this very nice shot
I love this specie, so well captured here.

I wish you a happy new year



Hello Ulla
Oystercatcher is very beautiful Plover-like bird. I have seen its adults in many times; however its juvenile is new to me. You greatly captured it on rocks and against blue water. focus, POV/DOF and eyes contact very nice. also composition and colors. Thanks for sharing this beauty. have a nice week.
King Regards

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