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Common Moorhen and its chick

Common Moorhen and its chick
Photo Information
Copyright: Jean Patrick Reiner (bedford67) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 108 W: 0 N: 164] (438)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z5, 35-420mm f/2.8-4.5 APO
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Baby Animals 2, Poule d'eau (Water hen) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-08-02 2:38
Viewed: 4468
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Common Moorhen and its chick(Gallinula chloropus)

Order : Gruiformes
Family : Rallidae
Genus: Gallinula

The female moorhen lays from 5 to 8 smooth and brilliant eggs, broken white or buff clearly punctuated of dark marks often concentrated at the round ends. Incubation lasts 3 weeks. There can be between 2 or 3 layings per year, between April and July. One can see until September vast family groups with young people of big size still nourished by their parents. The chicks, with dark and thin sleeping bag and with zones of red skin on the head, leave the nest immediately. They are often brooded during the first two weeks, especially in cold and wet weather.

Original improved with Photoshop CS as follows:
Lightening of dark tone: 20%
Reinforcement of clear tone: 10%
Contrast: +20

By hoping you will like the photograph, I will be happy to know your comments.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-08-02 3:27]

Hello Jean!
Very cute scane and wonderful capture.DOF,framing,POV and composition are perfect.TFS...:-)

Hi Jean Patrick,
Great shot of this lovely photo of "mother and son"!
Very nice composition, colour and details, nice framing.

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2005-08-02 4:38]

Nice and lovely picture. Very good composition and colors.

Hello Jean!
Wonderful shot.Framing,POV and composition are excellent.Thanks for sharing.

I love the shot Jean Patrick,
very good capture and well in pov, the sharpness is good and the colours are fine, good job,
gr. Jaap

Hello Jean Patric!
very funny moment superb captured!
Nice to look at this photo.

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  • Midi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 146 W: 24 N: 183] (2418)
  • [2005-08-02 9:55]

Belle prise de vue et rare aussi car ces oiseaux ne sont pas faclie à approcher. Belles couleurs aussi. Bien vu.

Nice capture Jean. Good details, colors and light..I like this scene with moorhen and chick in tow...Cute chick (a bit on the homely side!) ;-) Well done.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-08-03 3:37]

Jolie composition familiale pour ces poules d'eau. Le poussin n'est pas encore un canon de beauté ;-) Bonne netteté et belles couleurs. Compliments Jean Patrick.

Hi Jean Patrick,

A very nice picture. I like the composition and the focus. TFS.


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