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Dance of the Oystercatchers

San Leandro Channel, Bay Farm Island, Alameda, CA

Strutting, bowing, and neck stretches along with piping loud whistles are part of their courtship rituals. I think these are two juveniles practicing.
I radically blurred a background of mud and rocks to show them off.

Nikon D300 ,Nikkor 200-400mm f/4G ED-IF AF-S VR
1/800s f/6.3 at 330.0mm iso640, TC 1.4 full exif

other sizes: small medium large original auto
Photo.Keely20-Sep-2011 21:21
Beautiful image! Great capture! V.
Bob Pelkey29-Jan-2011 05:01
Nice work.
Guest 01-Apr-2010 19:42
wonderful, colourful.
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