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Copyright: Hilary Wilkinson (Hil) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
Género: Animals
Medio: Color
Tomada el: 2006-09-23
Categorías: Birds
Cámara: Panasonic DMC LZ1
Exposición: f/4.5, 1/200 segundos
More Photo Info: [view]
Versión de la foto: Versión original, Workshop
Fecha enviada: 2006-09-28 4:10
Vista: 3534
Puntos: 36
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Just made a School boy error, just checked my shot after posting and it looks like I forgot to save when I got rid of the noise and have now posted it complete with noise, so I have done a workshop to show what it was supposed to look like.

Are Moorhens really hard to capture as I have failed miserably for months, each shot I took was totally out of focus and I find black harder to get right than white, this is shot is the best I have managed to date although i still cant get the colour right.

Some Notes ....

The Moorhens are medium-sized water birds which are members of the rail family Rallidae. They constitute the genus Gallinula. They are relatives of coots, and because of their nervous behavoir are sometimes called skitty coots.

These rails are all brown and black with some white markings in plumage, and, unlike many of the rails, they are usually easy to see, feeding in open water margins rather than skulking in reedbeds.

They tend to have short, rounded wings and be weak fliers, although usually capable of covering long distances; the Common Moorhen in particular migrates up to 2,000 km from some of its breeding areas in the colder parts of Siberia. Those that migrate do so at night. But the Gough Island Moorhen is considered "almost flightless".

Moorhens can walk very well on strong legs, and have long toes that are well adapted to soft, uneven surfaces.

These birds are omnivorous, taking plant material, small animals and eggs. They are aggressively territorial during the breeding season, but are otherwise often found in sizeable flocks on the shallow vegetated lakes they prefer.

A fossil species, Gallinula kansarum, is known from Late Pliocene depositis in Kansas. In addition, 2 fossil subspecies of extant species have been described: Gallinula chloropus brodkorbi from the Pleistocene of Ichetucknee River, and the doubtfully distinct Gallinula mortierii reperta which refers to the population of the Tasmanian Native-hen that once inhabited mainland Australia.

Notes from Wilkipedia.com

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  • fthsm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
  • [2006-09-28 4:31]

lol Our moorhens are neighbours :)
Nice effects with the beatiful species.

Hi Hilary,
Glad you did the WS, eventhough the original is already beautiful. The photo has great details and excellent colors. I really like the effect of light created by the small waves.

Simpatica questa foto, Hilary!
Ottimo contrasto e bei colori, brava!

Ciao e grazie.

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2006-09-28 5:13]

Nice shot with good details.!

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 319 W: 12 N: 83] (8572)
  • [2006-09-28 6:06]

B e a u t i f u l..

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2006-09-28 6:10]

Hi Hilary.
I like it composition and very impressive coloured effects awash.Beautiful well-balanced and natural colours.
Change checker would with given certainly clean.Globally with me picture I like.

Greetings Milos
PS.:Wokshop is very good!

Allo Hil,
I think this duck looks great (I saw also the version in WS) I like those details and composition with this nice and brillant water.
You had great lithning for this and I like it :) Thanks,

hi hilary
ce n'est pas evident d'approcher d'une poule d'eau comme ici.bravo pour ce cliché avec juste une petite touche de couleurs vives.

Hi Hilary,
Great shot.Colours, detail, reflection are exellent.TFS.


Noise or no noise, this is a delightful capture of the moorhen, Hilary. As a matter of fact, I like it better this way. I find the BG and the FG with such lovely patterns and colours on water surface very charming. The broken reflections of the bird's head are another interesting feature of this photograph.

très jolie prise de vue, magnifique couleurs avec ce reflet, c' est super et bonne note
merci du partage

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-09-28 14:38]

The effect of the light on the water is lovely, nice moorhen with nice details and POV



Hi again Hilary :)
Nice color, POV and comp. I like the effect I see again on the waters surface. And the noise...great workshop! ;)
Well done & TFS!

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-09-28 22:19]

Hello Hil

A beautiful shot of this moorhen.We have them here in the marsh but I find them elusive to get a good clear shot.You have done this very well.Great DOF and a wonderful POV.I really like the dark ,reflecting waters,the way the moorhen is lit,and the well saturated colours of the bird.Added bonus is the yellow foot visible in the water.Full marks on this one.TFS


Hi Hilary,
A very nice shot on this Moorehen. The light was excellent here with the colors and reflections in the water. I agree the noise reduction helps with the water, but does take away some detail in the plumage. A compromise would be to isolate the Moorehen and just reduce noise in the water. I love those beeks!

Hello Hilary,
this a very nice capture. Composition is great and good colours too. A good one, very well done. TFS.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-09-30 3:47]

Hi Hilary, great lighting around this Galinacea and splendid refects. I like the effect of wawing. Well done, Didier.

Contrasto splendido!
Forse un po' troppo rumore, ma nel complesso è un'ottima foto.

Alessio - synergiaphoto.com

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