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Getaway (South Africa) - - PHOTOGRAPHY -

As part of a con­ser­va­tion pho­tog­ra­phy project pro­fil­ing South Africa’s se­abirds, I spent sev­eral days on Mal­gas Is­land in the West Coast Na­tional Park. After scout­ing the is­land, I no­ticed that sev­eral pairs of African black oys­ter­catch­ers con­gre­gated on a spe­cific boul­der ev­ery morn­ing. Over three morn­ings, I set up at a dis­tance to pho­to­graph their in­ter­ac­tions at sun­rise. On the last morn­ing, large swells from a stormy sea swept in over the boul­ders, scat­ter­ing the birds into flight and cre­at­ing the per­fect mo­ment. My per­se­ver­ance and work­ing to­wards get­ting a spe­cific im­age paid off. Equip­ment Nikon D300S, Nikon 500mm f/4, ISO 640, f/8, 1/1600 sec

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