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Variable Oystercatcher

Image # 1D2_01725

Ulva Island off Stuart Island


Canon 100-400L IS at 400 mm

ISO 200, f/11, 1/500 second

Manual Metering



An all-black species of Oystercatcher, I saw and shot a number of these at Kaikoura, but preferred the image above which was taken much later in the trip, on Ulva Island. We stayed a couple of days on Stuart Island, way down south, and spent a few hours hiking around Ulva Island, coming across a number of birds at the beach area of the island.