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African Black Oystercatcher


African Black Oystercatcher
Photo Information
Copyright: Frans Swanepoel (fransswanepoel) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 29 W: 18 N: 192] (1286)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-26
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-08 10:33
Viewed: 2872
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Black Oystercatcher is easily idetified as a all black wader with a bright orange bill and pale pink legs. Also has the bright orange ring around the eye (Haematopus moquini}
their habitat is stricktly coastal and may be encountered along the shoreline, estuary or lagoon from northern Namibia to southern regions of South Africa and can also be found in Mozambique.

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Hi Frans
Beautiful photo with nice colours and very good composition.
Regards, Christodoulos.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-12-08 11:20]

Hello Frans
Just perfect!
Thanks for sharing
Razvan

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-12-09 11:51]

Hello Frans,
A fine capture of this SA species of Black Oyster, appropriately taken on an exposed mussle bed. The POV and technical standard are great with the composition pleasing aagist a sea BG that shows up the bird very well.
Thanks and kind regards,
Ivan

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-12-09 11:57]

Hello Frans,
Beautiful photo of this Oystercatcher in a beautiful environment. Very nice contrasting colours. Taken from a good POV in a pleasing composition.
Regards,
Peter

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