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Oystercatchers, Mangere

Oystercatchers, Mangere

It was a grey afternoon, but perfectly still, hardly a ripple on the surface of the water in the bay by Kiwi Esplanade. The oystercatchers had flown in, driven by the rising tide, from their feeding grounds in the mudflats of the Manukau Harbour. And now the tide was inching its way up the various outcrops of volcanic rock that they occupied.

(Except for one red bill and red legs, the picture was practically black and white out of the camera…)

For more black and white images check out Dragonstar’s Weekend in Black and White.

For more weekend reflections, go to James’ Weekend Reflections site.


  1. HansHB

    Lovely b&w post!
    Have a nice weekend!

  2. Dragonstar

    Great reflections. Oystercatchers are fun birds, and these are posing well for you.

  3. Lachezar

    Beautiful image Paul!

  4. Julie

    This works exceptionally well, Paul. The reflections complicating what the eye is trying to interpret. Great stuff.

  5. Rune K

    Well composed, and it looks good in black and white. Have a nice weekend!

  6. Marleen


  7. Karl

    Wow, wonderful pictures with great reflections!

  8. Mormor

    Wonderful, birds are good objects.
    Have a nice day.

  9. JM

    Absolutely beautiful! Terrific shots on this blog. Congratulations!

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