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It is fake !!

It is fake !!
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Copyright: Lawhill Russo (lawhill) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 317 W: 2 N: 565] (2054)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D-200
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): AnYtHiNg ExTrEmElY hUmOrOuS [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-17 13:03
Viewed: 2799
Points: 31
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Common Moorhen

This is a common breeding bird in marshy environments and well-vegetated lakes. It is often secretive, but can become tame in some areas. Populations in areas where the waters freeze, such as southern Canada, the northern USA and eastern Europe, will migrate to more temperate climes.
This is a distinctive species, with dark plumage apart from the white undertail, yellow legs and a red facial shield. The young are browner and lack the red shield. It has a wide range of gargling calls and will emit loud hisses when threatened.
This species will consume a wide variety of vegetable material and small aquatic creatures. They forage while swimming, sometimes upending to feed, or walking through the marsh.
The nest is a roofed basket built on the ground in dense vegetation. 8-12 eggs are laid, which are incubated for about three weeks. Both parents incubate and feed the young. More than one brood may be raised in a year.

I founded this fanny Gallinule on the lake , hope you like

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funny !!
aleks ;)

Hi Lawhill,

Nice composition and pov.


very lucky photo

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  • jmirah Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 5 N: 1141] (4687)
  • [2007-05-17 16:09]

Outstanding color and detail. Well done. I'm always amazed when I click on one of your photos. TFS

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  • falke Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 153 W: 18 N: 479] (1863)
  • [2007-05-17 17:55]

Ha ha ha, this is a real funny photo. I like that! You have also managed to show the plumage on this blackish bird... that is so difficult, it's thanks to the perfect exposure I guess.

Very good technique here, Lawhill! What lens did you use?
Well done, TFS/Bengt

Hi Lawhill,
It´s an excellent, funny image. I like very much the situation and the fine detailks seen.

Hi Lawhill,
Nice image of this moorhen! Funny too, wonder if it realised it was a fake?? Good sharpness and details and great colours. Well done and TFS Cheers Tina :-)

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-05-17 21:11]

Hellow Lawill
Amasing capture ,the imaage is sharp with nice colors.
TFS Michel

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-05-17 22:29]

Hi Lawhill, very good shot of this beautiful Moorhen, very interesting pose, you did a great job, fantastic camera work, collors, and composition.. well done..

Looking for a free ride, isn't that typical of a moorhen! Nice capture.


hello Lawhill

very funny photo

and i like the colors and details sharpeness


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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-05-18 1:01]

What an amusing and unique image. Perfect exposure and excellent color. Focus is razor sharp with nice detail in moorhen feathers. Good eye contact with hen. Nice composition.

bonjour lawhill
je ne sais pas si vous avez suivi mes explications mais en tout cas la photo cette fois -ci a une taille correcte.
de plus la poule d'eau posé ainsi sur un happeau ce n'est pas banal,belle reussite.

Hola Lawhill
Foto impactante y graciosa... :-) :-)
Mis felicitaciones.
Un saludo

That's great! ha ha I love it! Of course, everybody is going to click on this one to see what the heck is going on...look, at this point you already have 122 views.
I even hollered at my husband to come and look at this one...

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-05-24 22:09]

Hi Lawhill,
Comical composition with good sharpness and nice exposure, good work Lawhill.

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