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African Black Oyster

African Black Oyster
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Copyright: George Veltchev (mwmod99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 70-200 F4 L USM IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Soap Bubble+ [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-04-23 2:07
Viewed: 3964
Points: 23
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
African Black Oystercatcher, is a large wader which is a resident breeder on the rocky coasts and islands of Southern Africa. This oystercatcher has a population of less than 500 adults.
It is a noisy plover-like bird, with completely black plumage, bright red legs and strong broad red bill used for smashing or prying open mollusc's such as mussels, or for finding earthworms. The sexes are similar in appearance, but juveniles are browner than adults.

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Hello George! Very interesting black birds. Amazing scene. Excellent background, scenery. Fantastic colours. Superb shot. Good work. Well done!

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-04-23 2:22]
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Hello George
Wonderful capture, I like vivid colors and composition.
Well done!

Hi George,this pic is nice as scene but a little strange about the quality,it's dark and the colors are oversatured,so the sharpness are truely fantastic.Thansk for share,have a nice day from your prefered criticism writer..ehehe..Luciano

amazing capture, thpough no need for a proper frame. I remember these birds in De Hoop. TFS Ori

Hello George,
a very beautiful capture of the African Black Oystercatcher, very good sharpness and splendid lighting, the colours are well saturated, a very pleasant scene.
Have a good weekend

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-04-23 7:50]
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Hello George,
excellent shot and very good composition of this lovely birds nice pov and bg with splendid colours. Well done!Thanks for the hint.Regards Siggi

Yes, bit dark but intrigant scenographic taken. Fabolouse tones and magnificent playing of light. Excellent DOF. My compliments!


Hi George,
What a beautiful bird. I like the bit of reflection in the ocean. Beautiful striking colors. Very well done my friend and thanks for sharing.
Enjoy your weekend.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-04-23 12:15]
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Hello George,
Beautiful photo of these Black Oystercatchers. I've seen them in South Africa and they make the same noise as our Oystercatchers here. Again a photo in very well saturated colours. Good sharpness, DOF and an attractive composition.
Have a good weekend,

Ciao George, lovely ciuple of beautiful birds, wonderful aquatic ambientation, splendid light and well saturated colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello George,
The atmosphere of this photo is superb and the way in which water diffuses into the background, is really appealing. Similarly, the light is very well managed. But definitely the red saturation in birds is excessive. Maybe this color level is very good for water and rocks, but it is too much for the bill and legs of these birds. I was looking for pictures of these birds on the Internet, and the red color in these parts is more tenuous. I think a less saturated red would have avoided this shocking effect. Thanks for sharing friend George, a happy weekend for you, hugs, Jesús

Hello George,
Exceptional light and excellent saturated colours.
Perfect focus and great POV. Exceptional sharpness.

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