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Mother and young

Mother and young
Photo Information
Copyright: Mitja Vodeb (lenartzala) Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 0 N: 22] (112)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Konica-Minolta Dynax 5D, Minolta AF 75-300
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-12 8:06
Viewed: 3364
Points: 2
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At Preddvor lake Črnava a family of coots can be found this spring. There are parents with 5 juveniles hiding in the grass on the western side of the small lake.
The juveniles have somewhat strange look with their orange-red bills. In a nest there are up to 10 eggs, but only about 3 youngs will survive, when there is a lack of food. Surprisingly parents are very cruel and bite the juveniles begging for food, until some of them starve to death !?

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Gruiformes
Family: Rallidae
Genus: Fulica
Species: Fulica atra

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interesting looking ducks focus is a little soft, parents beak is over exposed the plant in front of the baby is distracting, should have waited a second or two for the baby to clear the plant nice composition witht eh mother and kid in the tall plants

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