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Gallinula chloropus

Gallinula chloropus
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Copyright: Jacek Pedzisz (jackart) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 79 W: 17 N: 187] (1965)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF 300mm f/4 USM L + TC 1,4x, hoya 77mm HMC UV[O]
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-05-18 13:28
Viewed: 2630
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Common Moorhen, or Common Gallinule, (Gallinula chloropus) is a bird in the Rallidae family with an almost worldwide distribution. It lives around well-vegetated marshes, ponds, canals and other wetlands. The species is not found in the polar regions, or many tropical rainforests. But elsewhere the Common Moorhen is likely the most commonly seen rail species to most people, excepting the Eurasian Coot or American Coot in some regions.


Captured in Reagan's Park -Gdansk Jelitkowo

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Hi Jacek,
Impressive capture with excellent sharpness and very nice POV.
Colours and details are fantastic!
Thanks for sharing

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2011-05-18 13:53]

Hi Jacek,

Excellent photo with splendid low point of view. Fine colours and good sharpness.
Well done.


Hi Jacek,
I usually don't find Moorhen that we have here in North American all that attractive but this one has them all beat. You couldn't have gotten the head any sharper. Nice eye and a really nice red face. A pretty decent reflection as well.

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  • Art_R Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
  • [2011-05-18 23:25]

Hi Jacek , very nice! great rich color , sharp detail , pleasant composition, good low point of view, nice clear reflection, and great light. a great job with this tough dark subject. TFS & regards

Hello Jacek,
Excellent capture of this Common Moorhen, very good sharpness details, nic point of view, lovely colours and very good exposure,
Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

Hallo Jacek,
a very beautiful capture of the Common Moorhen, very goiod sharpness, splendid colours and lighting, excellent low point of view and very nice composition with rflections
Best regards

what a beautiful species. excellently photographed with all perfection. thanks for sharing.

Czesc Jacek,
swietne odbicie w lustrze wody. Piekne, mocne naturalne koloury. Bardzo dobra kompozycja.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-05-19 12:10]

Hello Jacek,
Fantastic photo in splendid saturated colours and superb sharpness and details. Great pose with eye contact. Taken from a perfect low POV in a very good composition. Excellent DOF. High quality!

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