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Americas Coot


Americas Coot
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Copyright: Adam Hays (Adam73) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-18
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/2500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-02 17:27
Viewed: 3424
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have shot birds for a while and Coots are everywhere. I have never been in the right place at the right time to catch one running accros the water. This day I was able to capture one. My friend wanted me to see If I would have trouble with auto focus with his 1DM 3 and it is a great camera. No problems focusing.



Americas Coot:
Fulica americana

Wingspan: 24"
Length: 15.5"
Weight: 1.4 lbs

American Coots run splashing across water for some distance, beating their wings vigorously to become airborne. It's flight is labored, and it's big feet trail beyond its short tail.

Range:

Canada to Ecuador. Habitat:

Ponds, lakes, marshes; in winter, also fields, park ponds, salt bays.

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  • Great 
  • PJNS (54)
  • [2008-11-02 17:32]

Hi Adam,

Great camera, great shot ;))
TFS
Paulo

  • Great 
  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2008-11-02 18:28]

Hi Adam,
That is just amazing!!!
You do have a knack for being in the right place at the right time.
And with your outstanding skills and great equipment,
you do produce fantastic shots. : )
Congratulations on this incredible shot with spot-on sharpness and beautiful light. Great pose on this coot.
TFS. : )
P.S. I sent you an email to your slipnslide account. Did you get it?

  • Great 
  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-11-02 23:20]

It looks like it is walking on the water.
I do like how the shadows on the wings are showing up on his body - it is a good action shot
TFS
Janice

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-11-03 3:51]

Hello Adam, Nice shot of this moving bird and thereby creating a ripple. Well shot and well focused. Nice clarity and thanks for sharing. Ganesh smiely tmrw

  • Great 
  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-11-03 10:36]

Hi Adam.
Nice freezing of a cute bird. Pictured moment is amazing. I also like wonderful colours, impressive lighting and excellent composition of the shot. Well done and kind regards.
Alexei.

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