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Common Moorhen

Common Moorhen
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Copyright: mikio kato (lazyman) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 141 W: 13 N: 192] (1023)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-02-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax K10D, Tamron AF 70-300mm Tele-Macro ( 1:2), Kenko UV 62mm
Exposure: f/6.7, 1/350 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-02-26 20:58
Viewed: 3783
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This waterfowl requested food and caused between the inside and the waterside on the pond.

The length is about 35cm, and the sizes of the pigeon. Adult bird's body is covered with a black feather. There is "Clypeus" that the beak extends in amount, and the root of the clypeus and the beak reddens at the breeding time. The foot and the toe are yellow.
It is likely to live in lakes and marshes, the river, the rice field, and the marsh, etc., and to live in the pond in the park etc. It strolls on the waterside and the water plant while raising a long foot high. There is no paddle on the foot, and it swims awkwardly though it is possible to swim and to dive in water by posture where the tail goes up high. The food habit eats various one like the insect, crustacean, and plant seeds etc. by omnivorous.

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Bonjour Mikio,
Angle de vue intéressant valorisant relativement bien le sujet.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

hello Mikio, a very good photo, natural beautiful colors and fine details, nice composition from your POV!
TFS Nasos

Hello Mikio
Beautiful photo with good composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2011-02-28 1:08]

Hi Mikio,
Common Moorhen, a beautiful bird ..
Composition, excellent natural colors and sharp details.
Best wishes,

Hallo Mikio,
a very good capture of the Common Moorhen, i also like to take photographs of water birds, very good sharpness, bright colours, excellent POV and composition with a very beautiful BG
Best regards

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-03-09 16:59]

Hello Mikio,
excellent sharpness and superb colours redition. I like the head detail very much. Lively view and wonderful view in good and well preserved surroundings.


Hi Mikio,

Fabulous capture of this Common Moorhen Mikio, splendid sharpness with fine details, love the ruffled feathers, great lighting control with superb natural colours and nice highlighted eye, great work my friend and very well done,
Best regards,


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