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Australian Pied Oystercatcher

Australian Pied Oystercatcher
Photographed byGeoffrey Dennis on Wed 3rd Jan, 2018 and uploaded on Sat 17th Feb, 2018 .
Resolution1400x894
Viewed151
ID29513
CommentThere were three Pied Oystercatchers wandering around on the pebbly beach where Clontarf Beach meets Woody Point at Redcliffe. One of them ventured in my direction and come up quiet close to me to have a bath in a pond created by a drainpipe exiting on the beach.

I like this image for a number of reasons, and particularly the rich red beak and water dripping down the beak after the bird had ducked its head below the water. Another feature I like is that with sun hitting the bird at the right angle, it brings out the motley purple/black feather detail which normally shows up as a flat black colour.
EquipmentCamera Canon EOS 5d Mk III
Lens Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM telephoto lens
F-stop f/4
Exposure time 1/2500 sec
ISO 400
Exposure Bias +0 Step
Focal length 400mm
Metering mode Pattern
Exposure Program Aperture Priority
White Balance Auto
Support Manfrotto Tripod 055CLB
LocationWoody Point (Queensland)
Keywordsadult
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