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Building the Nest

Building the Nest
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Copyright: Klaudio Dadich (dalmatinac) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 43 W: 0 N: 56] (238)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-09
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-12-19 4:11
Viewed: 3441
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Purple Swamphen-Porphyrio porphyrio is shy, medium-large,black with blue underparts. It has a heavy bill and frontal plate both red.
The nest is a shallow platform of reeds, rushes and grasses built on a layer of reeds in dense reed beds.
Common in Eastern Australia.
I watched this male stick its head deep in the water amongst the reeds, tug violently and pull out a juicy reed from the lake's bottom.He did this a number of times and when he had collected three or four, he would then make his way to the nearby nest and deliver these to the female which was sitting there.

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Excellent image ! Capturing the secret life of a bird like this. I love the moorhens we have here in the UK, very similar, and I would love to get a shot of them nest building. Usually though they are in and out of the reeds and iris beds so fast I never do manage anything good.

Lovely colors, good DOF, well composed and nice POV. Good sharpness and detail. Well done.

TFS, Mish

Hi Klaudio,
Good capture of this uncommon bird to mee!
It resembles a little to the moorhen, in the way the frontal red plate joins the beak.
It's very good the pose caught with the bird handling that green branches, as well as the composition made.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

Hi Klaudio, great definition picked up on this Swamphen, especially given the dark colour found in this bird. I like very much the natural composition you have here, with the bird building it's nest.

Thanks, John

superbe image que je vois dans ta galerie pour la première fois, félicitations pour ces jolies couleurs nettes, bon focus, bravo et merci du partage entre nous

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-12-23 6:01]

Hello Klaudio, wonderful shot of this Porphyrio ! Well composed scene, great moment, very sharp details and great light. Thanks ! Have a great Christmas time !


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-01-14 18:56]

Hello Klaudio

What a beautiful capture.
Lovely sharp focus with well saturated colours.
You have managed very good eye contact.
The water looks very clear,and the plumage detail is wonderful.
Great job.


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