|Copyright: Carl Santilli (santers1)
|Date Taken: 2004-12-05|
|Exposure: f/4.6, 1/500 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2010-08-11 1:35|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
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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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.
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.