The American Oystercatcher has easily become one of my favorite shorebirds. I think it's the brilliant red bill and eyes that set them apart for me. I found a pair at Fort De Soto a couple weeks ago. They didn't mind me one bit. They foraged, I clicked, and it was a good morning. The lighting was pretty much ideal for these photos. I used very little exposure compensation, perhaps +1/3 stop. I knelt down to thee ground to take these, which is the reason why the water in the background is blurry.