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Bright Eyed

Bright eyed and bushy tailed, this Black Oystercatcher in Gwaii Haanas was a very appealing photographic subject.

 

There was no shortage of Black Oystercatchers on our 2019 Gwaii Haanas trip, I think that every time we went in the zodiac we saw a couple, even including some chicks, so we had plenty of opportunities to grab shots.  What caught my eye on this shot was how bright eyed it appeared due to the soft green background.  I also like that you can see the toenails, which isn’t always easy to capture, because they aren’t often posed on top of a little point in the rock like this guy was. I found that this guy had a lot more browns in his feathers than I normally see.

 

This image is copyright © Terri Shaddick, if you are interested in using or purchasing this image, or any other images on my site, contact Terri Shaddick at contact@wildelements.ca.

 

Taken: July 7, 2019
Location: Gwaii Haanas National Park, British Columbia

Camera: Canon EOS 1DX Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM + 1.4x III Extender
Focal Length: 560mm
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 2000
Exposure: 1/1000

About this Image

Bright eyed and bushy tailed, this Black Oystercatcher in Gwaii Haanas was a very appealing photographic subject.

 

There was no shortage of Black Oystercatchers on our 2019 Gwaii Haanas trip, I think that every time we went in the zodiac we saw a couple, even including some chicks, so we had plenty of opportunities to grab shots.  What caught my eye on this shot was how bright eyed it appeared due to the soft green background.  I also like that you can see the toenails, which isn’t always easy to capture, because they aren’t often posed on top of a little point in the rock like this guy was. I found that this guy had a lot more browns in his feathers than I normally see.

 

This image is copyright © Terri Shaddick, if you are interested in using or purchasing this image, or any other images on my site, contact Terri Shaddick at contact@wildelements.ca.

 

Taken: July 7, 2019
Location: Gwaii Haanas National Park, British Columbia

Camera Specs

Camera: Canon EOS 1DX Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM + 1.4x III Extender
Focal Length: 560mm
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 2000
Exposure: 1/1000