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Dusky Moorhen

Dusky Moorhen
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Copyright: Les Bennett (williewhistler) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 0 N: 229] (1577)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-01-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300s, Nikon 80-400mm VR
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-02-21 13:12
Viewed: 2947
Points: 36
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Dusky Moorhen
Gallinula tenebrosa

Gruiforme Order – Rallidae Family

Length: 34-38 cm
Wingspan: 55-65 cm

Dusky Moorhen is a medium-sized bird.
Both adults have dark grey-black plumage, and conspicuous white undertail. We can see a brownish tinge on upperparts, rather on wings and rump. Tail is black above, with white outer feathers.
Head is shiny black. Frontal shield and bill are orange-red. Bill has yellow tip. Eyes are brown. Legs and feet are orange-yellow, but they may sometimes have olive-green colour under knees.

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Hi Les,

See your down under, a nice shot of this swamphen, (very simular to the moorhen) excellent focus showing good detail and good colours. A nice pov and dof against a nice natural bg.
TFS and have a nice time, regards Bill.

Hi Les!
What appeal to me most in this picture of a Moorhen are the very attractive colours on its face and legs.
The direction of the light plays a vital role in this beautiful image.

羽毛的紋路 更是好看

Hi Les,
interesting bird. I like the colours. Nice pose. Very good composition.
Have a nice day,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-02-21 22:22]

Hello Les,
This is a fine capture, in every way and though fine lighting causes a purple sheen, it is not the Purple Swamphen.
This is a Dusky Moorhen. The bill, legs and frontal head-plate of the Purple Swamphen are totally red and its plumage is much more bluish violet.
Thanks and regards,

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2013-02-21 23:06]

Hi Les
great portrait in perfect light

Hello Les,
Outstanding photograph of Dusky Moorhen, excellent sharpness and details, outstanding composition, good background, excellent lighting.

Hello Les
Wonderful capture of this species.Great low POV and close composition,wonderful natural colours and excellent sharpness.Thank You.
Have a good weekend!
Best regards

Hello Les,
a superb picture with stunning clarity and superb colour.
very well composed picture.
best wishes,

Ciao Les, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Les,
Something unique....A fascinating image with very nice colors and perfect exposure. Excellent image with lovely light and best clarity. I like especially the colors of this lovely bird. As usual a perfect photo.

hallo Les
a beauty
great sharpness good details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Interesting bird and great photo Les! Very good composition, wonderful pose and impressive sharpness! The lighting and the colours are fantastic!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-02-22 21:56]

Beautiful species well captured with fine lighting and composition...the sheen on its wings are special. tfs.

Hi Les
Great capture of this Dusky Moorhen. You caught it in a great pose with good eye contact. Super light that caught lots of detail in the plumage with great clarity. Not easily done on a dark subject. Good job.
Thanks for sharing
Best regards

Hello Les.
This is beautiful Dusky Moorhen captured in pleasing close framing. The plumage details are well exposed with nice focus against the muted background.
Thanks and have a nice day.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-02-27 8:01]

Hello Les,
Excellent photo of this Dusky Moorhen. Fine sharpness, details and beautiful colours. Taken from a very good low POV. Great timing with eye contact.

Magnificent portrait of this dark Gallinula. Clear details in the plumage. Good focus and very good exposure. The long form an aesthetic background herbs. Congratulations, Les.

From Argentina, I am sending you a big hug

Hernán Bortondello

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