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Copyright: Razvan Zinica (zetu) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-12-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40d, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-29 0:26
Viewed: 2547
Points: 26
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Coot breeds across much of the Old World on freshwater lakes and ponds. It occurs and breeds in Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa. The species has recently expanded its range into New Zealand. It is resident in the milder parts of its range, but migrates further south and west from much of Asia in winter as the waters freeze.
The Coot is 36–42 cm long, and is largely black except for the white facial shield (which gave rise to the phrase "as bald as a coot", which the Oxford English Dictionary cites in use as early as 1430). As a swimming species, the Coot has partial webbing on its long strong toes.
The juvenile is paler than the adult, has a whitish breast, and lacks the facial shield; the adult black plumage develops when about 3–4 months old, but the white shield is only fully developed at about one year old.
This is a noisy bird with a wide repertoire of crackling, explosive, or trumpeting calls, often given at night.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-12-29 0:57]

Hi Razvan.
You have pictured a very cute scene and frozen all birds at various poses perfectly. It seems to me a bit wide DOF would be better but I am not sure. Exposure and colours of the shot are fine as well as the composition of the image. Have a very good New Year and TFS.

Hello Razvan!
Amazing theme, wonderful note, good picture and information.
Superb flock. Fantastic scene.
Nice lightness and colours.
Fine take.
Well done!

Hi Razvan.
Nice scene and beautiful photo with good composition and nice colours.
My best wishes for the New Year, Christodoulos

Hallo Razvan
A big WOW for you, the details and sharpness, point of view and natural sunlight in this scenery are great. This is a very nice, fun filled photograph. The colour of the water, the way the birds splashes and the birds themselves is great to look at. Thanks for sharing. I wish you and your family a prosperous 2011. Best wishes.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-12-29 3:50]

Hello Razvan,
A fine capture of a flock of panicking Coots. The action on the water was taken with fine sharpness, lighting and colours.
Thanks and a Happy 2011!,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-12-29 5:11]

Excellent image of the fleeing coots, fine action with colors. tfs.

Buna Razvan,
Ce "trupa" ai surprins.....Foarte multe lisite la un loc cum eu inca nu am intalnit prin baltile din zona.
Fain surprinse, aproape ca "fug" pe apa. Culori si detalii excelente.
Numai bine!

Buna Razvan,
Bine surprins acest stol de lisite care dau impresia ca merg pe apa. Am remarcat si eu, astazi pe Olt, cateva stoluri de lisite cu un numar mare de exemplare.
Numai bine,

Hallo Razvan,
a very beautiful and dynamic capture of Coots, perfect focusing with good details, splendid natural colours
Best regards

Hi Razvan,
A very nice action photo beautifully composed light and colours. Best wishes, Pambos

Ciao Razvan, fantasic composition with a lot of coots, wonderful action scene, splendid light and colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Razvan,
Dear friend, this shot of this beautiful bird "tantrum" it's beautiful, is dynamic, conveys well the flight of birds. Good job! ...
I wish you and your family a happy new year. I also appreciate all the sharing in 2010. Greetings and a big hug from Venezuela!
Regards, TFS

very nice action capture, Razvan. great timing and superb coloration and lighting. wing movements of coots and water drops were taken greatly. nicely composed and focused.TFS.
all the best

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