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Oystercatcher Feeding Offspring
Photographer: Jessica Kirste
Location: Nickerson Beach, Point Lookout, NY
I was laying in the sand to be at the birds level and also so they didn't feel threatened. The offspring was following the parent around in the surf as he was being taught what it takes to find food. I caught a moment where the offspring was carefully taking a tid bit from its parents mouth. This won a honorable mention in the PSA (Photographic Society of America) Nature Division Interclub, 2012-2013 Season Contest #3, Class A.
Digital Alterations: 
Slight exposure adjustments & some sharpening. Minor noise reduction.
Camera Information: Canon EOS 7D with a Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Lens
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