<< Previous Next >>

Purple Swamphen Inflight

Purple Swamphen Inflight
Photo Information
Copyright: Chi Liu (chiliu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF70-200/2.8L, Canon 77mm UV Filter
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-10-21 2:52
Viewed: 4126
Points: 49
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Purple Swamphen is found around freshwater swamps, streams and marshes, and is common throughout eastern and northern Austraila.

The diet of the Purple Swamphen includes the soft shoots of reeds and rushes and small animals, such as frogs and snails.

halki, dew77, TAZ, Comandante, scottevers7, carper, wallhalla15, marhowie, coasties, logios, Luc, Signal-Womb, tiobibi, radz, mlines has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

  • Great 
  • halki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 9 N: 105] (471)
  • [2005-10-21 2:56]

Hello Chi!
Wonderful in flight capture.POV,colors and composition are perfect.Thanks for sharing.

Hi Chi, nice shot.
The butt and the right leg are burned but not disturbing much.
I love the blurred background, the head and the body are sharp and that's the important part.

Good work, TFS!

  • Great 
  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-10-21 3:40]

Hello Chi!
Very nice action shot.POV,moment you caught,colors and composition are wonderful.TFS....:-)

  • Great 
  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-10-21 5:06]

Wow ! What an interesting action shot that you have well done ! The movement is beautiful ! Congratulations Chi and thanks for sharing.

  • Great 
  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2005-10-21 5:43]

Hello Chi,
What a beautiful shot
Very nice capture with perfect POV.
Good timing, great composition.
Well done&TFS

  • Great 
  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-10-21 6:16]

Good shot Chi. Great colors, well frozen action (the focus on the head and body are really sharp), well composed and good POV. Well done & TFS!


  • Great 
  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-10-21 7:19]

Je ne me fatigue pas de regarder cet oiseau aux couleurs magnifique. Bel action de l'oiseau et beau contraste entre le Bg et le sujet.

Félicitations !

Hello Chi!
Very nice scane.I liked POV,monent you caught colors and composition very much.Thanks for sharing.

Hi Chi,
Excellent timing to get this great in flight shot. Good sharp detail with only slight wing blurring. It looks great, implying the motion. Beautiful colors. Nice shot.

  • Great 
  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-10-21 10:25]

This is differcult Chi.
fantastic capture you did, this birds are so quick. Good in pov, and great colours. This is good stuff.
gr. Jaap

  • Great 
  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-10-21 11:08]

Fantastic shot, Chi Liu. The focus and light on the swamphen are perfect, Wonderful actioin shot with wings poised and feet dangling in the water. Excellent POV and composition. The BG of water is beautiful as well. Congratulations and TFS. : )

  • Great 
  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-10-21 11:24]

Chi, another great in-flight capture by you.

I like pov and composition. The picture seems rather funny to me - and that's very nice.

Great colors.

Nice capture Chi,
Very good POV, and action well frozen. Good sharp head detail.
Colours and BG are spot on.
Thanks for posting, have a good weekend.

  • Great 
  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-10-21 14:56]

Hi Chi,
excellent shot, very good capture. Good strong colours and sharpness. Well done.
Rgs, Aleksander

Although you've posted this guy before, I never get tired of seeing these striking colors. Nice motion blur seen in the wings & a great action inflight Chi Liu. Well done and Thank You.

Hi Chi

Sorry for the quick critique, but my time is limited today. Great work here. Nice POV. Good sharpness and detail. Great work. Thanks.

Great shot Chi, I like the details, sharpness and POV. Great work! Thanks for sharing.

Excellent capture Chi, Beutiful colors and very good DOF. I like very much the momemnt of capture. Well done

  • Great 
  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-10-23 0:33]

Personal assessment of the photo: very good.
Power of evocation in me: strong.
Strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: very good.
Thank you Liu.

Good capture, solid detail. You do have some over exposure on the hind legs, I would suggest trying to select that area of the legs and incresing the highlights to see what detail can be retrieved. Well done.

Great timing and composition on this capture Chi. Maybe a little over sharpened. Well done.

Perfect wildlife photo...
Well done..

nice capture at just the moment of coming in for a landing.



Amazing. I looked through most of your shots and they are very nice, including this one.

Very good.

  • Great 
  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-12-04 14:51]

Hi Chi
What a brilliant capture. The head is so sharp and I like how his feet skim the water. Well done.
Regards Toni

  • Great 
  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2006-01-19 6:17]

Lovely take off shot.Good contrast of water body bokeh&bird looks nice.

Calibration Check