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Dusky Moorhen

Dusky Moorhen
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Copyright: Carl Santilli (santers1) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 26] (114)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-12-05
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/4.6, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-08-11 1:35
Viewed: 3948
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Gallinula tenebrosa

The Dusky Moorhen is a medium-sized, dark grey-black water bird with a white undertail. It has a red bill with a yellow tip and a red facial shield. Young birds are much duller and browner than adults, with a greenish bill and face shield.

Dusky Moorhen is found in wetland habitats, with a preference for freshwater marshes.

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Hi Carl,
Looks like you had some harsh light again,and a quick bird.
A cool image,possibly a bit heavy on the contrast,or saturation,or is that a very dark filter.
It looks like a cross between our Pukeko or native swamp hen and a coot.

Hallo Carl
Although I see you had to cope with harsh light and that the colours in your image is a bit overwhelming, I still think it is a good display of bright colours of this Dusky Moorhen against the greyish surface. I like the shine in the black feathers and the sight of the two shaded beak. The detail of the paws fascinates me. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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