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Eurasian Oystercatcher

Eurasian Oystercatcher
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Copyright: Horia Bogdan (horia) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM APO
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-10-13 4:19
Viewed: 3371
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi friends,

I just got back form a short trip to England where i had the pleasure of meeting some really great TN members and even go shooting a bit. I didn't stay too long and managed to get only a handful of shots, but it was lovely and i hope that one day 'll get the chance to return the favor and guide them though some parts from Romania.
I only managed to download the photos form the camera, but still haven't processed much...so that will have to wait a bit.

However, i mentioned last time i'll take a short break from landscapes, so i'm presenting one of my other captures from my Norway trip: an Eurasian Oystercatcher - Haematopus ostralegus.

The Eurasian Oystercatcher, also known as the Common Pied Oystercatcher, or (in Europe) just Oystercatcher, is a wader in the oystercatcher bird family Haematopodidae. It is the most widespread of the oystercatchers, with three races breeding in western Europe, central Eurasia, Kamchatka, China, and Western coast of Korea. No other oystercatcher occurs within this area.
This oystercatcher is also the national bird of the Faroe Islands, where it is called tjaldur. (from Wiki)

Hope you'll like it and thanks for visiting :)

I also have a TOTALLY NEW version of my website so feel free to check it out and see some more photos :

(some parts are still under development but will be up and running soon)

EXIF data :
Camera: Canon 400D
Lens: Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM + Kenko 2x TC
Filters: no
Focal Length: 150mm
Shutter Speed: 1/320 sec.
Metering Mode: Pattern metering
Exposure Bias: 0
F-Stop: f/2.8
ISO: 100
Flash: No
Support: handheld
TOD: about 2 PM
Weather conditions: setting sun

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-10-13 4:35]

Hello Horia,
Good to see you back. A very nice photo of this Oystercatcher taken from a very good low POV. Beautiful colours with a pleasing OOF BG. Good sharpness and composition.
Congratulations on your new website, it looks amazing.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-10-13 4:41]

Superba captura...la noi sunt foarte sperioase, dar se pare cape alte meleaguri lucrurile stau altfel.
Numai bine

Hi Horia!

Indeed, this changes from what you usually present to us, and changings always are positive! I like this picture very much, it gives a fine overall view of this beautiful bird and the very low point of view - in combination with the short depth of view - creates a very pleasant impact.

Kind regards


This image truly lives in line with your passion - the Photography, Horia! Fantastic clean capture, with the most amazing natural environment, stunning warm colors and classical composition indeed! it is a pleasure watching that image! Have a great time behind the camera and your books my friend!
George Veltchev

Dear friend Horia,
Your new website is breath taking!!

Did you have time in UK to see Emma? She is at present on holiday for a week.

You were flat on the ground or sitting down to get this "'ear to ear"' conversation with the bird?

I had to google to find out more about More og Romsdal - how did you hear about this place? Sounds VERY interesting!

I like your image very much - like all your work my friend - and my visitors your picture on my wall; but this frame,my friend is a bit too heavy for this bird in my opinion. (However, one can not argue about taste :-))

I wish you a nice evening and a good week and hope sincerely, that the mess from Hungary's disaster does not come to your country!

Aveţi grijă şi Salutări

Bonjour Horia,
Belle publication valorisant bien le sujet.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Salut Horia
Este ceva diferit fata de ceea ce vedem de obicei la tine. Insa, chiar daca ai experimentat pe un subiect nou, imaginea este foarte buna. Pot sa te intreb, cam la ce distanta te aflai de pasare?
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