A bird. dont know which type

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  1. chris82

    chris82 TPF Noob!

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    I saw this today while out on my bike and for a moment I thought it was one of those extinct Dodos,How stupid am I?lol

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    Wish i could ride my bike and see stuff like this nice shot but have no idea what kind of bird this is.
     
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    Good ol' RSPB

    Haematopus ostralegus
    AKA: Eurasian oystercatcher

    The oystercatcher is a large, stocky, black and white wading bird. It has a long, orange-red bill and reddish-pink legs. In flight, it shows a wide white wing-stripe, a black tail, and a white rump that extends as a ‘V’ between the wings. Because it eats cockles, the population is vulnerable if cockle beds are overexploited. Breeds on almost all UK coasts; over the last 50 years, more birds have started breeding inland. Most UK birds spend the winter on the coast; where they are joined on the east coast by birds from Norway.


    Well it looks like one to me ;-)
     
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    It looks like it might be a tern of some sort, or perhaps a shearwater or petrel. Nice shot. :)
     
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    True but at least yours isnt croped to she ite And grainy.Thats a great shot.
     
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    that ain't mine, I'm nowhere near that good :lol:
     
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    Chris, maybe back off on the iso a bit. Should help get rid of the grain.
     
  9. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Well, as the spontaneous capture that I think this one is it is really good!
    The high ISO helped you lower your exposure, make best (shake-free) use of the long lens --- but gives you very, very much noise.

    So NeatImage might be your friend here!?!?
    Ever tried it?
    The free demo version works good enough for me - www.neatimage.com
     

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