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White Breasted Waterhen

White Breasted Waterhen
Photo Information
Copyright: Rakesh Dhareshwar (RDx) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14 W: 4 N: 65] (282)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 600mm f4 IS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-08-31 3:32
Viewed: 3859
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
One of the more common , but very difficult 'to get out in the open' bird .
32cm. Dark grey upperparts and flanks, white face, neck and breast, cinnamon belly and undertail. The body is flattened laterally to allow easier passage through the reeds or undergrowth. They have long toes, a short tail and a yellow bill and legs. Sexes are similar, but immature birds are much duller versions of the adults. The downy chicks are black.
They nest in a dry location on the ground in marsh vegetation, laying 6-7 eggs.

They probe in mud or shallow water; or they forage on the ground or in low bushes and small trees. The diet includes insects, small fish and seeds.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-08-31 3:36]

Beautiful portrait, very simple with good details. Yes, very difficult to capture away from its habitat, water body. tfs.

What a fine image of this elusive bird, very true its difficult to capture this in open.

Hello Rakesh

Excellent Composition as always...!!!

vipin :-)

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-08-31 4:55]

Hello Rakesh,
Another superb photo taken from a perfect low POV and so close. The details are very sharp over the whole bird. Great pose with prey and eye-contact. Very beautiful natural colours with a pleasant OOF BG.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-08-31 6:40]

Hi Rakesh,

Beautiful and interesting capture.
And today we offer something "special". November Europeans have no such species here.
Have a nice day,

great portriat, TFS Ori

Hello Rakesh,
your one picture made me to open your profile.
I am much impressed and added you to my favorite list.
You have great talent.
Here is an excellent picture a proof of it.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-09-17 4:37]

Hi Rakesh
Excellent closed up.I like the low POV that you had use.The image is also very sharp with excellent detail.Nice pose and excellent timing.
TFS Michel

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