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Common Moorhen

Common Moorhen
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Copyright: Everton De Melo (demeve) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-03-11 12:39
Viewed: 2810
Points: 20
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Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)

I have been absent for a few days due to my computer's
power cable been out of comission. But now I have new cable and new pictures, like this friendly Moorhen that I photographed yesterday


This is a common breeding bird in marsh environments and well-vegetated lakes. Populations in areas where the waters freeze, such as southern Canada, the northern USA and eastern Europe, will migrate to more temperate climes. 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. It is often secretive, but can become tame in some areas. Despite loss of habitat in parts of its range, the Common Moorhen remains plentiful and widespread.

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Hello Everton,
Moorhen, especially adults, very beautiful water fowls, with colorful plumage and red frontal skin. you nicely captured it. POV, focus, lighting and colors great. it is also common here, two weeks ago I sent another pose. thanks for sharing, best wishes friend

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-03-11 12:56]

Hi Everton!
Nice photo and interesting.
Nice catch with some interesting colors.

Hello Everton,
a very beautiful picture of Common Moorhen taken from a good POV with superb sharpness, the colours are well saturated, i like the nice composition with the water surface as BG.
Best regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-03-11 15:32]

Hello Everton,
Beautiful poto of this Moorhen. Excellent sharp details and great clear colours, POV and pose. Good composition.

hello Everton

excellent photography of the Common Moorhen,
fine POV, DOF and framing, great sharpness
and details of the subject, TFS


We have Purple Swamphens in India that resemble this Moorhen, Everton. I guess they must be close cousins.
Your Canon 70-300mm is a powerful lens, going by the precision of this capture. The details on the bird are incredible and the colours are rich and well saturated.
Thanks and regards.

hello Everton
beautiful photo with good detail and very good colors,
representative for this beautiful bird
best regards

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-03-12 10:50]

Hi Everton.
First-class picture of a nice bird. You have reflected the three-dimensional space perfectly. I also like clear colours, superb use of sunlight and ultimate sharpness of the bird and exposure of the image. Bravo. Excellent job.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-03-12 11:01]

Hi Everton,
Excellent capture of this Moorhen.I liked colors,contrast,details on plumage and clear eyes a lot.
Thanks for posting.

Ciao Everton, beautiful gallinula with splendid colors, fine details and great sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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