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|Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio martinica) |
From my archives (vacation in Panama)
A beautifully colored bird of southern and tropical wetlands, the Purple Gallinule can be see walking on top of floating vegetation or clambering through dense shrubs. Its extremely long toes help it walk on lily pads without sinking.
The Purple Gallinue is essentially a tropical marshbird that just makes its way into the United States. But some go even farther afield. The Purple Gallinule, despite appearing to be an awkward flier, regularly turns up in northern states and southen Canada. It has even been found numerous times in Europe and South Africa.
(from "All About Birds")
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A beautiful bird with very large feet, Mario.
Your POV is so effective it gives a very distinct impression of the beauty of this very handsome subject. I particularly like the colours on different parts of its body.
Thanks for sharing this image with a helpful note on it.
another excellent image, details, colors, sharpness and light, fantastic. A very beautiful picture. An image to be framed, regards, Paolo
- [2010-10-03 1:52]
Beautiful photo in great saturated colours. Taken from a very good low POV. Excellent sharpness, details, OOF BG and composition.
A stunning shot of this beautiful bird, MArio!
Very well seen and framed!
I love the timing and the exposure!
- [2010-10-03 21:22]
I love this gallinule.
The colors are just amazing!
The details are excellent.
Added interest with the wing slightly open.
TFS. : )