Taken 3-Jan-16
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Category:Animals
Subcategory:Birds
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:Australia, Australian Pied Oystercatcher, Bird, Haematopus longirostris, Wildlife
Photo Info

Dimensions5342 x 2671
Original file size2.31 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken3-Jan-16 15:41
Date modified7-Jun-16 22:03
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 5D Mark III
Focal length600 mm
Max lens aperturef/6.2
Exposure1/1600 at f/10
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Shutter priority
ISO speedISO 800
Metering modePattern
Haematopus longirostris

Haematopus longirostris

Haematopus longirostris (Australian Pied Oystercatcher)

IUC Status: Least Concern

Oystercatchers are typically reclusive and uncooperative subjects, so when we happened upon this family that was so obliging it was a good day.

Oystercatchers are specially adapted to chase down and kill their preferred prey. Tales of vicious displays of speed, power and domination permeate memories of bivalves rendered asunder by specialise adaptations.