An American Oystercatcher

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© Regenia Brabham
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Photo Info
UploadedDecember 21, 2010
TakenJanuary 9, 2004
MakeCanon
ModelCanon EOS 20D
Exposure1/6400 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length300 mm
ISO800

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I don't know how to begin picking a favorite image from this year. There were so many times this year that I could not wait to upload my images to the computer. There were so many times that I did and I was so excited by what I had captured. Each image marked a step and the changes in the year. I enjoy every second that I am looking thru my lens no matter what I am shooting but I must say that the time I spent in Corpus Christi was probably one of the most peaceful times I have known in my life. I miss the quiet on the beach and the hours I spent looking for new birds. I miss the life that the ocean brings. I miss all five of my senses being so alive. Leaving the ocean was so hard for me. I miss it everyday and I so miss the life there.
Lightbox please.

33 responses

  • Chris Sanford

    Chris Sanford (Deleted) gave props (21 Dec 2010):

    Beautiful, Regenia...

  • Ron LaFond

    Ron LaFond   gave props (21 Dec 2010):

    Lightbox is incredible! I've been lucky enough to live by the ocean most all of my life with a year in Lake Tahoe somewhere in between. I'm not certain, but I don't know if I could survive too far from the sea. Even if I can't see it . . . so long as I can smell it, I know everything is alright. It's really a beautiful image, Regenia. It's as good, and maybe better, than a lot of wildlife shots I've seen. I'm really grateful I get to share in your talent. Love you and Happy Christmas! R

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (21 Dec 2010):

    Exquisite entry! all the best to you, Regenia!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (21 Dec 2010):

    Fantastic entry Regenia,,

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (21 Dec 2010):

    Lightbox luscious! Well done, R! Such a poignant narrative too.

  • Bradley Nichol

    Bradley Nichol said (21 Dec 2010):

    An excellent image Regenia.

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio   gave props (21 Dec 2010):

    wonderful!!!!

  • Joerg Schlagheck

    Joerg Schlagheck   gave props (22 Dec 2010):

    This is a fantastic shot!

  • Rey mos

    Rey mos gave props (22 Dec 2010):

    Nice shot!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield   gave props (22 Dec 2010):

    I think your choice is perfect! I love everything about this one....the incredible detail and the simplicity, the dearth of color yet that fabulous orange beak, and the overall serenity of the shot.

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (22 Dec 2010):

    The light box is a "must" for this one. Like you, I've always lived near the ocean and would miss it if I had to move away from it. Perhaps you'll come back to it one day.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (22 Dec 2010):

    Rockin' JPG's Year (most excellently).

  • Jüri Vissak

    Jüri Vissak gave props (22 Dec 2010):

    Beautiful "portrait" here!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (22 Dec 2010):

    Excellent entry, my friend. I so....relate to your feelings over living by the ocean. I hope and pray that one day you can live by the sea again.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (22 Dec 2010):

    Love it!

  • Jim Ford

    Jim Ford (Deleted) gave props (23 Dec 2010):

    Really wonderful....nice image.

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (23 Dec 2010):

    A fabulous shot and entry, Regenia! I know how you feel about the Gulf (ocean). I think salt water runs in my veins.

  • Lynda Jeffers

    Lynda Jeffers gave props (23 Dec 2010):

    Beautiful...I love this!!

  • Ram Baires

    Ram Baires said (23 Dec 2010):

    Nice!, Very Nice good shot

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (24 Dec 2010):

    This is lovely, Regenia...You take many awesome picture all year around...Excellent job on this one also...Great one for the theme.

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (24 Dec 2010):

    Such a awesome bird, beautifully captured!! Love this!

  • Debbie Smartt

    Debbie Smartt gave props (24 Dec 2010):

    Great Regenia!

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia gave props (25 Dec 2010):

    beautiful shot...I know what you mean by picking your best shot.... I do love this ine....

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (26 Dec 2010):

    so beautiful.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (26 Dec 2010):

    This image is awesome, very deserving to be the best of your 2010 photos. It is truly beautiful in the lightbox!!!

  • Pete Jeffers

    Pete Jeffers (Deleted) gave props (28 Dec 2010):

    Fantastic shot Regenia!!

  • Al Gieryna

    Al Gieryna gave props (31 Dec 2010):

    Such a great entry!

  • Dunja Kolar

    Dunja Kolar gave props (31 Dec 2010):

    beautiful photo

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (1 Jan 2011):

    Love this shot!!!

  • Celina Ortelli

    Celina Ortelli gave props (2 Jan 2011):

    beautiful!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (2 Jan 2011):

    Nice choice Regenia, love the detail and colour in the eye replicated in that very long beak...

  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) said (3 Jan 2011):

    This is simply a fantastic image, Regenia! Wonderful colors, detail, composition, and light. I love your narrative also. This is definitely a perfect choice for the theme. Great job!

  • Steven Schutz

    Steven Schutz gave props (25 Jan 2011):

    That is an awesome beak.....legs are not bad either....

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