NZ Birds; Episode 2: Sea/shore Birds

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More from our trip in 2016. All shot with D7200/AF-S 80-400mm

1) Low flying oystercatcher. Bringing home something to eat for the kiddos.
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2) Australasian gannet.
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3) Black backed gull.
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4) Sacred Kingfisher. Odd catching is sitting on a flax bloom but the best I could do.
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5) Pied shag
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6) Pied stilt
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7) Some version of petrel. There are dozens. I looked it up once but forget which it is.
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8) Wedge tailed shearwater(I think)
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9) White faced heron
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10) And finally, a black swan. They always look angry to me.
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Top notch set of work Dan, love that KF and White Faced Heron.
Thanks, Louie. The kingfishers down there are just as yard to get close to as the ones over here.
Great variety and well photographed! #1, 4 and 9 are my favs - but they are all nice!
Thanks, Karen. I sat and watched that heron preening for several minutes before it finally raised it's head for a decent shot.
nice job, you did good
Thanks, Phil. Love it down there.
 

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Wow to #2 and #5, Dan.
In #2 I like the contrast of the water color to the colors of the bird a lot.

Thank you for showing
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Lovely set Dan. #4 and #9 are my favs. Have you tried cropping #4 from the LHS to eliminate the dark area? A square frame would look good too.
 

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