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Common Moorhen

Common Moorhen
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Copyright: Deon Serfontein (deons) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 0 N: 55] (595)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-01-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 550D Digital, Canon 400 mm 5.6 L
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-12 4:55
Viewed: 2718
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Photo taken at Rietvlei.

The Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) (also known as the "swamp chicken"[2]) is a bird in the Rallidae family with an almost worldwide distribution.

The Moorhen is a distinctive species, with dark plumage apart from the white undertail, yellow legs and a red facial shield.

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Ciao Deon.
Bella Gallinella d’acqua fotografata egregiamente con un’eccellente nitidezza e ottimi dettagli,stupendi i colori con le loro sfumature,ottima composizione.
Ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

Hello Deon my neighbour,
this is a very beautiful photo of this interesting bird. I like these colours. Excellent depth of field. Beautiful colours. Nice background.
Have a nice Saturday,

Hello Deon,
very nice picture of this Common Moorhen with splendid detail and colour.
good composition also.
best wishes,

Deon..hey i KNOW this one! hehe

  • Great 
  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-01-24 3:54]

Hello Deon
first of all your country is full of exciting nature. It is really great to see those images of fabulous flora and fauna. You also have taken a lot of exciting shots.
This one is also wonderful to me.Such a pretty crown in red. The sharpness is good giving the best features of the hen,
Like it.


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