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Mother And Chick - Red-Knobbed Coot

Mother And Chick - Red-Knobbed Coot
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD, 95mm UV Filter
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Full of tenderness / Pleine de tendresse, Birds Of South Africa - Part 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2017-10-31 11:43
Viewed: 2133
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have captured this picture of mother 'Red-Knobed Coot' and its Chick at Marievale Bird Sanctuary, early in the morning. You could see the Sunrise colours on water surface. It's not a difficult task to capture a well detailed picture of Coot, but when such small Chick with her, here you need to focus perfectly both on them, otherwise picture will comes out worthless to me.

Egg-laying season is July to November and it lays 2-6 eggs generally. About 18-25 days Chicks come out and leave the nest within a day of hatching.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-10-31 12:09]

Hello Srikumar,
Fabulous shot of both mother and chick. I remember the first time I saw this particular species of coot chicks here on TN. I couldn't believe how colorful their plumage was compared to the adults. A top quality photo all around and a real eye pleaser!!

hallo sri
very nice picture to see
mother and chick with good sharpness and lovely naturel colours
thanks gr lou

Hi Srikumar,
Perfect focus, both the mother and the chick are sharp, and the reflection of the golden sunset lights makes the image special and unique. The plumage of the chick's very spectacular. Absolutely stunning photo with eye-pleasing composition and excellent details. Congratulations!
Kind regards from Ireland, László

Hello Srikumar
Beautiful and tender moment. Great sharpness on both,lovely bright colors of the chick.Well done!
Have a good WE and thanks.
José Diogo

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-11-03 14:07]

Hi Srikumar,what a lovely moment,a kiss between mom and chick caught in a great timing and fantastic way,perfect sharpness as usual,and i like the colors on the water like an abstract carpet! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello Srikumar,
I have some login problems with TN.....I do not know if other members have the same problems for more than a week.....
Nice image with razor sharp details. The colors are superb.

Hello Srikumar

Lovely photography with full of tenderness, taken with fine POV
at the level of the subjects, beautiful light and contrast,
great focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


Hi Srikumar,

You have captured well the action of the mother duck and her chick. The point of view is showing the details of the female Red-Knobed Coot and her chick. The good luminosity is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.


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