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Black Oystercatcher

Black Oystercatcher
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Copyright: PETER TAMAS (sirianul) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 509] (3544)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-02-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon 500mm f4L + Canon 1.4 converter
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-03-03 21:47
Viewed: 2332
Points: 2
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From my first trip to Kodiak Island in Feb/2011

A large, conspicuous, and noisy bird of the Pacific Coast, the Black Oystercatcher can be found along rocky shores from Alaska to Baja California.

Adult Description
Large shorebird. Black head and body. Large red bill. Stout, dull pink legs. Eyes yellow, with surrounding ring of red skin.
Immature Description
Similar to adult, but bill duller and back with scaly light edges to feathers.
•Black Oystercatchers from Alaska to about Oregon are entirely black, but southward from there birds show increasing amounts of white feathers and browner (less black) abdomens.

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Hi Peter. Wow! The orange in these birds is fantastic. An orange eye must be rare. You framed it well with lots of breathing space. A wider DOF might have sharpened the background a bit. Not sure you wanted the background sharper though. Your camera captured the plumage very well. Just a wonderful natural shot! TFS Trevor

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