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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · 2017's first oyster catchers


With snow in the forecast I headed to Nickerson Beach on Saturday morning, a gray and breezy day. The temperature was around 40f when I arrived yet the 20 MPH wind made it feel colder. Dressed for winter I was nice and comfortable as I walked across the sand toward the Atlantic Ocean. About 1/2 way across the beach I spotted dark spots moving around and guessed I had found my subjects. I used my camera as a spotting scope and was happy to see oystercatchers wondering around. I already posted one set from this shoot titled "Oystercatcher mating sequence". The images in this set are the same couple.

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031817DSC_7590 by Morris Bennett Altman, on Flickr

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031817DSC_7741 by Morris Bennett Altman, on Flickr

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031817DSC_8112 by Morris Bennett Altman, on Flickr

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031817DSC_8182 by Morris Bennett Altman, on Flickr

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031817DSC_8316 by Morris Bennett Altman, on Flickr

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031817DSC_8392 by Morris Bennett Altman, on Flickr

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031817DSC_8361 by Morris Bennett Altman, on Flickr

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031817DSC_8329 by Morris Bennett Altman, on Flickr

This was a terrific start to the season and I'm looking forward to more fine shoots at this amazing place.

Comments and suggestions welcome,

Morris



Mar 20, 2017 at 11:27 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · 2017's first oyster catchers


A superb portrait of a bird which is rather difficult to expose well, surrounded by sand and water which do not help the exposure. Morris, I think with this series you have managed to outdo yourself. Pure Zen.


Mar 20, 2017 at 11:35 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · 2017's first oyster catchers


Fabulous series Morris....braving the elements paid off...my tendency would be to increase the contrast but I suspect your rendition is truer.
Eric



Mar 20, 2017 at 12:08 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · 2017's first oyster catchers


All are very well done Morris, but I really like 1 with the blowing sand a lot ~ Ron


Mar 20, 2017 at 12:11 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · 2017's first oyster catchers


Awesome series, Morris. The last one is super.

-Tam



Mar 20, 2017 at 09:44 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · 2017's first oyster catchers


Truly beautiful work Morris !! The gray clouds certainly provided some wonderful diffused light.

Birdie



Mar 20, 2017 at 10:59 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · 2017's first oyster catchers


Very very nice Morris
I too am looking forward to the start of this season



Mar 20, 2017 at 11:38 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · 2017's first oyster catchers


Really nice set of shots Morris! You've got a really nicely varied set with these!


Mar 20, 2017 at 11:58 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · 2017's first oyster catchers


Great images, Morris! Your first image really conveys the conditions.
Keith W.



Mar 21, 2017 at 02:28 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · 2017's first oyster catchers


Superb series Morris, I've really enjoyed your images of the terrific bird.


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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · 2017's first oyster catchers


Excellent series Morris !

Don



Mar 21, 2017 at 03:15 AM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · 2017's first oyster catchers


PetKal wrote:
A superb portrait of a bird which is rather difficult to expose well, surrounded by sand and water which do not help the exposure. Morris, I think with this series you have managed to outdo yourself. Pure Zen.


Thank you Peter,
I love a good challenge

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eyelaser wrote:
Fabulous series Morris....braving the elements paid off...my tendency would be to increase the contrast but I suspect your rendition is truer.
Eric


Thank you Eric,
I love contrast yet increasing it will likely make it hard to see all the beautifle detail. I don't worry about exact reproduction of color or grays as long as I'm close

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surfnron wrote:
All are very well done Morris, but I really like 1 with the blowing sand a lot ~ Ron


Thank you Ron,
The blowing sand dose add a feel for the wind

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canon.eos30d wrote:
Awesome series, Morris. The last one is super.

-Tam


thank you Tam,
The last is one of my favorites ever

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birdied wrote:
Truly beautiful work Morris !! The gray clouds certainly provided some wonderful diffused light.

Birdie


Thank you Roberta,
at a touch of flash from my SB-910 + Magmod Wildlife Kit helps the subject stand out. I've come to like the Magmod. Thank you for the recommendation

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kdacharya wrote:
Very very nice Morris
I too am looking forward to the start of this season


Thank you KD,
It's a taxing start to the season

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dorian wrote:
Really nice set of shots Morris! You've got a really nicely varied set with these!


Thank you Dorian,
I had a blast taking these and sorting them from the many photos I took in two hours

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kwilliam8 wrote:
Great images, Morris! Your first image really conveys the conditions.
Keith W.


Thank you Keith,
I'm glad I was up higher than that blowing sand

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louie champan wrote:
Superb series Morris, I've really enjoyed your images of the terrific bird.


Thank you Louie,
I'm glad you enjoyed them

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cdn1 wrote:
Excellent series Morris !

Don


Thank you Don

Morris



Mar 21, 2017 at 10:27 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · 2017's first oyster catchers


Excellent set!


Mar 22, 2017 at 12:43 AM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · 2017's first oyster catchers


1# and 5# are excellent, love the gesture you captured. Congrats


Mar 22, 2017 at 12:55 AM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · 2017's first oyster catchers


Wow, beautiful shots Morris.

Very sharp and crispy pictures.

Marcelo



Mar 22, 2017 at 02:52 AM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · 2017's first oyster catchers


unike wrote:
Excellent set!


thank you Unike

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fplstudio wrote:
1# and 5# are excellent, love the gesture you captured. Congrats


Thank you FPL,
I agree the trick is to capture interesting moments

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Lightsearcher wrote:
Wow, beautiful shots Morris.

Very sharp and crispy pictures.

Marcelo


Thank you Marcelo,
using a good lens and shooting from a tripod is the formula for the sharpest images

Morris



Mar 23, 2017 at 11:17 AM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · 2017's first oyster catchers


Excellent set of OCs Morris


Mar 23, 2017 at 11:43 AM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · 2017's first oyster catchers


Herb Houghton wrote:
Excellent set of OCs Morris


Thank you Herb,

You will get your chance at them

Morris



Mar 23, 2017 at 11:35 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · 2017's first oyster catchers


These are excellent, Morris. Your oyster catcher images are among your best to my eyes. Good shootin.'
Rex



Mar 24, 2017 at 09:19 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · 2017's first oyster catchers


What a super series Morris! You nailed exposure and have presented outstanding detail.
Jason



Mar 25, 2017 at 12:49 AM
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