We have been keeping track of the development of the Black Oystercatcher nest and used a different camera, lens and tripod set-up this weekend. These shots were all taken with a Nikon D7000 with a 500mm f/4 lens, a 1.7 teleconverter and a sturdy tripod. These were shot at 1/1000 @ f8, ISO ~ 500. We have done some cropping and sharpening of the images.
The weather was warm and sunny and the nest sitting was a quiet affair most of the time. We did capture an exchange of nest sitters as the mates loudly announced their need for a change and to get some exercise.
During the exchange of nest sitting.
Checking to see if the eggs are OK.
Time for a welcome stretch.
Getting settled again.