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Fulica atra

Fulica atra
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Copyright: Roberto Colino (robertcolino) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 34 W: 0 N: 113] (1025)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-06-05
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Nature's Oddities [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-06-09 8:37
Viewed: 2798
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Chicks learn to fly at approximately 50 to 63 days. The chicks hatch at times quite different (the age difference within a clutch can be up to six days, since females are beginning to incubate after laying the first egg). Leave the nest 3-4 days after hatching, but return to the nest for the night. Males can build separate nests to perch themselves. Adult birds defend their nests and young aggressively and attack in
invaders, even animals and birds much larger. Also can behave aggressively with their own chicks.
Nikkor 400 3,5 ais + nikon 14B

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Dear Roberto,

I saw your work, googled Fulica atra, and started a new theme " nature's oddities."

It must be the most bizarre animal on TN. You must admit, it does not have much likeness to a coot! Probably a "foundling" ha ha ha

Where did you find it?
Have a good week,
Greetings from South Africa
Ingrid Shaul

Hello Robert

Amazing this very very young chick of the
Eurasian Coot with its reflection on the water,
if you could (by Photoshop's levels) add contrast
to the image's colors the photo would be even more beautiful, TFS


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-06-11 23:29]

Hello Roberto,
I am always amazed when I see a young Coot, as they don't resemble the adults at all. You managed to capture a fine looking image of this little guy. Great work!!

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