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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
Camera: Nikon DSLR D200
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-06-11 23:33
Viewed: 2596
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The chickens of the coot (Fulica atra) are fed by both parents, leave the nest at 3 or 4 days, becoming independent around eight weeks, two young, sometimes three.
They feed on reed stems, roots of aquatic plants, grains and seeds, some small fish, newts, tadpoles, dragonfly nymphs and other aquatic insects and sometimes eggs and chicks of other birds.
Nikkor 400 3,5 ais + nikon 14 B.

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excellent image of the bird and the chick i think... is it...good framing. a very rare photo of this kind. tfs.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-06-12 1:00]

Hello Roberto,
The feeding of chicks is always a pleasure to look at.
Beautiful photo taken from a good low POV in great sharpness, details and natural colours.

Hello Roberto,

hallo Roberto
very nice and sharpness picture
good details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Roberto,
Just amazing.....What a splendid image with exceptional details of this gorgeous and very popular bird feeding his youngster Absolutely wonderful capture. The light and exposure are great.
Thanks for sharing!

Ciao Roberto, nice family scene, fashinating reflections, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-06-12 12:17]

Hi Roberto,tender and beautiful capture,taken whit the best details on the new born and special colors too,great timing and result despite the difficult pose.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Roberto,

You're capturing well this decisive scene by a good composition and excellent tone, so it's interesting and impressive to the moment that the coot parents is giving the food to a colorful chicken to the extent that it was borne. There, the deep love common to an animal is felt. And, the spectacle of the chicken on which it depends for living toward parents can be seen. And, the reflection projected to the water draws out an additional good effect in this image.

Kind regards,

Ciao Roberto. DOF and details perfect. Wonderful colours indeed. Great time!


Hello Roberto

Very beautiful scenery with full of tenderness, with fine POV at their level,
a beautiful light shining the chicks colourful head, excellent focus,
sharpness, and details, TFS


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