Saturday, 28 March 2015

The Oystercatcher project

Over the last week I have started up a small photography project with the breeding Oystercatchers around the island's coast. Essentially, I am just trying to capture the birds with the movement of the waves and sea. To do this requires a few variables to come together: firstly, the Oystercatchers need to be on reasonably exposed rocks that are subject to the battering waves; secondly, there needs to be a good movement of the sea, and ideally some larger waves; thirdly, the tide should ideally be rising, so any Oystercatchers roosting on isolated rocks will gradually be encroached upon by the rising water. So, plenty of difficulties, and plenty of variables to come together. It's certainly a work in progress, and I have yet to get 'the one'. Here are some of the best so far:

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