18 August 2010

Oyster Catcher

This is the closest I have been able to get to an oyster catcher, but it was not close enough to get a really good shot. Oyster catchers are quite rare, but I have a different take on the subject. I think they just make themselves scarce, especially when there is a human around with a camera.


5 comments:

Firefly said...

I got very lucky with an oystercatcher at Eersterivier a little while ago and got a couple of very nice shots, but in general its not easy getting close to them, I agree.

NanU said...

I love the shot. Nice portrait, with great framing. That's far closer than I've ever gotten!

Melanie Rawlings said...

what an interesting bird. I have never seen anything like that. Your country has so many interesting things about its culture. I have onlt meet one family here from SA.Very lovely people. Thank you for stopping by my blog, your comments are encouraging.

Naquillity said...

wonderful capture. it's definitely hard to sneak up on our flying friends. hope you're having a great day.

katney said...

A perfect picture. A mighty zoom lens is very usefful in these instances. Of course, I would first have to get about 10000 miles closer to the oyster catcher...