Oystercatchers lapse


An easterly wind churned up the evening surf. Waiting intently, unperturbed by the spray, the oystercatchers would wait for the waves to suck back then dash to the water’s edge to grab their tiny prey from the wet sand. I like the way the sea resembles an impressionist’s painting.

Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand

Nikon D80, 8 seconds, f20, Iso 100, focal length 80mm

by Simon Ashby, United Kingdom