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Gallinula chloropus

Gallinula chloropus
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-20
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Superb Birds, Pretty - Perfect - Picture [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-12-20 22:55
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Gallinula chloropus (Linnaeus 1758)
Common Moorhen, or Common Gallinule

Gallinula chloropus is a bird of the Rallidae family.
It lives in well-vegetated wetlands where it is usually very common.
It has an almost worldwide distribution. It is absent from the Polar Regions, and many of the tropical rainforests.

In Cyprus it is a very common resident species.

Regards Christodoulos

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-12-20 23:50]

Quality written all over the image, excellent composition, lighting and captured this beautiful species in fine pose. tfs.

Hello Christodoulos,
First class capture with outstanding sharpness and good focus.
The image in the water is excellent.
I think it is the best photo I've seen with that species.
Fantastic clarity, details and lovely natural colours.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-12-21 0:21]

Splendid photo of this Moorhen, great sharpnes, beautiful colors and details, TFS!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-12-21 0:43]

Hello Christodoulos,
I see them every day in my garden, whole year long, but never made such a beautiful photo of them. The light and reflection are gorgeous. Great clarity. Excellent sharpness and composition.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-12-21 1:04]

Hello Christodoulos.
Lovely photo of this moorhen. Light and the reflection like a mirror looks very good.Best regards Siggi

Breathtaking image of the wonderful Common Moorhen, Christodoulos! Remarkably well recorded black tones, perfect exposition, wonderful natural colors and fantastic composition of the frame. Included reflection of the bird into the water is great bonus! Bravo my friend I am impressed with your work indeed!
George Veltchev

Hello Christodoulos,

great sharpnes, beautiful colors and reflection...Congrat....

Best regards ...

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-12-21 3:48]

Hello Christodoulos,
A wonderful view of the Common Moorhen with a very clear reflection in the water! Very fine sharp details too and beautiful light and colours.
TFS and best regards, Ulla

A beautifully executed capture of a Moorhen while foraging in the shallows Christodoulos, the rich colours of the bird look so fine against the homogenous BG & FG, and that lovely reflection really completes the composition rather aesthetically. TFS indeed MF.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-12-21 4:23]

Hello Christodoulos
Another superb capture with bird in mirror.
Excellent work!

Ciao Christodoulos. Magnificent dynamic piosture with stunning details for the bird and his intrigant reflection. Wonderful colours.


Hello Christodoulos!
Amazing bird. Amazing pose. Fine scene and scenery.
Excellebt reflection. Original mirror.
Good capture. Very good contrast.
Well done!

Hallo Cristodoulos,
a fantastic capture of the Common Moorhen from an excellent POV, fantastic colours and reflections, very good sharpness, perfect composition very well balanced
Best regards

Ciao Christodoulos, lovely bird in a nice composition with fantastic reflections, splendid colors, wonderful sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

hello Christo
this is a super shot with nice details and beautiful colours
the sharpness en pose are very good
greeting lou

perfect capture, bravo! Ori

Thanks for sharing this wonderful bird image from Cyprus, Christodoulos. Excellent framing capturing the pristine reflection and perfect exposure. Please allow me to add this to my personal theme.
Thanks and kind regards - Jusni

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-12-21 8:09]

Hello Christodoulos,
A perfect super-sharp capture of a Moorhen and its reflection in the water. The POV, lighting and composition add to the high quality and appeal of this image.
Thanks and best wishes for Christmas and the New Year,

Geia sou Christodoule,
This photo is outstanding, the reflection is unique, excellent!!!!
Best wishes, Pambos

Hallo Christodoulos
Absolutely beautiful. The colours and details are unbelievable and shows so well on the screen. I especially fancy the mirror effect in the water that is fantastically portrayed. I cannot find fault at all with this excellent photograph, but I can only but sing my praises. Indeed a pleasant photograph with lots and lots of detail to appreciate. Thanks for sharing. I also want to use this opportunity to send my warmest seasonal greetings to you, no matter if you celebrate Christmas or not. Best regards.

Hello Christodoulos,
This is a top quality picture of this Coot. Taken with fine details, natural colours and excellent refection. Well done!

An impressive photo, with an attracive contrast of the main subject and its frame, as well as an interesting angle of the bird!!! Well done, Erodotos

Hello Christodoulos,
Unbelievably beautiful and there is action here. Well done!!!!!!!

very nice low pov and just perfect dof with nice pose

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