Australian Pied Oystercatcher

coast near Darwin, Australia
There are also SOOTY oystercatchers in Australia, with completely black feathers.

2018:08:30 16:39:49
Nikon D850
250-550mm @ 550mm
1/640 sec, f/16
Mode: Av
Metering: Multi-segment
ISO: 1250
White balance: Fine weather
Flash: Off

You may only download this image to demonstrate post-processing techniques.

Excellent, Sandy. Both Oystercatchers look nice and sharp and I like their relative positions and location in the frame. I do find the grennery in the upper left a bit distracting. Maybe darken it a touch?

I really like the color in this one. Good detail. I’m less concerned about the greenery in the background because this is an environmental image.

Beautiful shot of the two of them, Sandy.

Very nice look at the oystercatchers. I like the water action in the scene. Regarding the foliage, I think the bush on the left balances the image, perhaps as Dennis suggested a bit darker, but the one in the right upper corner is a bit distracting and I could see it removed, and you would still have a habitat image.