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Australian Spotted Crake

Australian Spotted Crake
Photo Information
Copyright: Les Bennett (williewhistler) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 0 N: 229] (1577)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-01-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300s, Nikon 80-400mm VR
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-11-27 14:37
Viewed: 2553
Points: 21
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The adult Australian Spotted Crake is dark grey on its face, forehead, throat and chest. The crown of its head, the back of its neck and its upper parts are brownish olive, streaked black and finely spotted with white. Its lower flanks are black barred white, and the underside of its tail is white. It has an olive-green bill with an orange-red area at the bill's base. Its legs and feet are green to olive yellow. The female is similar to the male but duller with less contrast in its plumage colours. This bird is also known as the Australian, Spotted or Water Crake.

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  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-11-27 14:41]

Hi Les,great capture of this very rare guest of Tn that i never seen before.Excellent quality despite the difficult location and background,it seems an half camouflage..ehehe...great details,colors and exposure.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hi Les
照的清晰 很漂亮的鳥
第一次見到這鳥 非常驚訝 會有這美麗的花鳥
光線亮麗 眼睛炯炯有神 很美 照的真是太棒了
構圖美麗 背景深遂

Lovely bird seen for the first time on TN, Les.
Very good capture despite busy BG.
Thanks for sharing it.

WoW!Excellent capture and thank you Les,for presenting such a beautiful bird.Nice details of its plumage,beautiful colours and well exposed.I like it.

  • Great 
  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2013-11-27 22:01]

Hi Les
Most beautiful!

Amazing bird and impressive photo Les! Good composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.

  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-11-28 0:06]

Hello Les,
Great presentation of this Australian Spotted Crake in excellent sharpness, details and composition. Taken from a very good low POV in beautiful natural colours. A beauty!

hallo Les
very good sharpness picture and good details
i like the beautiful colours very much
thanks greeting lou

  • Great 
  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2013-11-28 16:40]

Capture light and perfect exposure. Thank you for enriching TN with a picture of this rare bird.

Hernán Bortondello

  • Great 
  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-11-28 18:13]

Hello Les,
A very pretty shorebird with beautiful camouflaged colors. Just look at it's bright red eye and uniquely patterned markings in it's plumage.
Photographed from an attractive low POV and displaying fine detail with just the right exposure. Great work!!

Great details of a shy and relatively small species.

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