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Porzana parva

Porzana parva
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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: 2009-04-17
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-05-24 6:39
Viewed: 4949
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Porzana parva (Scopoli, 1769). Female
Little Crake

Porzana parva is a very small waterbird of the family Rallidae (length 17–19 cm). Adult males have mainly brown upperparts and blue-grey face and underparts. Females have buff underparts, and are grey only on the face. The legs are green and the bill is green-yellow with a red base.
Porzana parva found in reed beds in Europe and western Asia. It is a migratory species wintering in Africa.

In Cyprus it is a common spring migrant and a scarce winter visitor.

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hello Christodoulos
very nice and sharpness composition with great details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Christodoulos,
fine capture of this waterbird with good sharpness and nice reflections on the water surface. I especially like the beautiful colours and the splendid light.
Best wishes,

Hello Christodoulos,

An excellent capture with beautiful natural coloration, sharpness & setting. Very nicely composed & presented.

TFS & best wishes!


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-05-24 8:53]

Hi Chris,a great capture from an original point of view to take so well these dark reflections,i like how you manage the light to not burn the white,fantastic details as usual.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Beautiful and nice detailed image here...

Hello Christodoulos,
Very nice photo of this bird, which we rarely see in our region, splendid lights and beautiful colorful details, TFS!

Hello Chris,

Hope you are well. What a marvellous shot of this little crack, Chris!Amazing indeed! The colours are exquisite and the focus absolutely perfect, for the plumage of the bird, and its other features have been captured superbly.The pond water and the vegetation look tremendous. The reflection is wonderful too. A fine photo in every way. Thanks a lot for sharing a superb shot of this little bird.....take care....warmest regards/Abid

Ciao Christodoulos. This is a nother masterpiece MF. Great professional pic.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-05-24 10:46]

Hello Christodoulos,
Superb photo in all aspects. What a beauty!

Ciao Christodoulos, great capture of nice Little Crake, fantastic colors, fine details, splendid sharpness and fascinating reflections, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Ciao Christodoulos.
Splendido scatto di questa Porzana parva con una stupefacente nitidezza,basta guardare l’occhio nitido,belli i colori e le loro sfumature molto bene la composizione bravo.
Ciao Marco.

nice colours and contrast, greetings Ori

Giasou Christodoule
Super portrait of this lovely bird.
Excellent detail and very beautiful light.
The bird is nicely highlighted against the nice background.
regards yiannis

Excellent picture Chris!!!
beautiful bird & eyes color
TFS, Ferran

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2012-05-25 9:31]

Hola Christodoulos...Que buena foto de una especie que debe ser muy dificil de fotografiar y que no conocía...saludos.

Hello Christodoulos,

Sharpness and colour is perfect ... Congraculations ..


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-05-26 5:54]

Hello Christodoulos,
Amazing colors, the light must have been very special to bring out so many tints for this bird-picture. And so interesting to see the beautiful red eye of this Little Crake reflecting on the water. A picture which looks like made with flash and it isn't!
Bonne fin de semaine

Hello Christodoulos
Beautiful capture.Perfect POV and composition,wonderful colours and impressive sharpness.Congrats!
Thank You
Have a good weekend!

hello Christodoulos,
superb picture with great clarity and colour. very nice BG, with a reflection of the bird.
best wishes form samiran

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-05-26 19:40]

Hello Christodoulos,
Color, color, and more color..what a beautiful shot you managed to capture. The bird has such a beautiful cinnamon colored plumage and that bright red eye is stunning. Your photo almost has a 3D look to it. Great work!!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-05-27 7:27]

Hi Christodoulos.
What an unusual and nice pictorial surface of the water. It creates an unique and impressive canvas for crisp sharp and amazingly illuminated image of the cute bird. Its details are ultimate. Bravo. Well done.

Interesante trabajo para mí Chris, ya que esta especie solamente la vemos aquí en su paso migratorio
de primavera y en el de Otoño muy raramente.
Buen manejo de la luz y unos colores preciosos.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

Hello Christodoulos,
What a splendid image with exceptional details and outstanding sharpness. This is a very
nice waterbird. Absolutely amazing vivid colors and excellent WB. The light and exposure are great.
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Christodoulos !!!
beautiful photography, great sharpness and POV.
Congratulations and thanks for sharing
Hello Vanni

Hello Christodoulos

Great close-up shot of this wader bird
with his water reflection, fine POV & DOF,
wonderful light, great focus, sharpness, details, TFS


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