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Gallinula chloropus

Gallinula chloropus
Photo Information
Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-19
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-07-20 4:58
Viewed: 3138
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) is a bird in the rail family with an almost worldwide distribution outside Australasia as well as deserts, many tropical rainforests, and the polar regions. It is equally often called the common Waterhen, a name which is more apt because the bird lives around ponds, lakes, canals, marshes, etc., but is not common in moorland. Other names include[1] the water rail, the moor coot and the common gallinule. This proliferation of names is probably due to the commonness of the bird in many different places.

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Nice shot. I wish the eyes were a little more visible. Any way sharp details on plummage & talons.

Hello Siegfried,

Great shot.Excellent capture of this interesting bird.Lighting,sharpness and composition are good.

Ciao Siegfried,
un ritratto ben ambientato di questa gallinella d'acqua, che hai colto in una postura tipica, eccellente nitidezza, belli e naturali i colori.
Grazie e complimenti.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-07-20 7:54]

Hello Siggi,
A fine capture of a Moorhen with a good sharp view of the Bill and feet from this POV in a pleasing composition.
TFS this image aof a bird that is not so easy to photograph.

Hi Siggi,
Nice image,light is good, kind of neat he's pecking on the ground..Great detail of his feet and bill.
Interesting note. TFS.

Best regards,

Witaj Sigfried,
Wspaniala prezentacja w detalach oraz kolorach.Naturalne kolory wspaniala jakosc oddana w tym zdjeciu.
Czapeczka z glowy.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-07-20 10:44]

Hello Siggi,
A very fine capture showing the beautiful colours of the plumage of the Moorhen. Great sharpness and a fine composition.
Many thanks, Ulla

Hi Siggi,

A fine capture from these bird.
Good pov.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-07-20 11:25]

Hi Siegfried. A nice picture of the Moorhen showing the red on the bill and at the top of the lrgs. I always except to see webbed feet on the water bird. good detail and colours in the feathers. well done TFS.

Hi Siggi, I have tried for weeks to get one of these birds, yours is much better than mine!!! great colouration, wonderful feather details and good composition. nice work... best regards h

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-07-20 20:00]

Hello Siegfried

Just marking the post for now


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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2008-07-21 1:07]

Czesc Siggi!

Bardzo ladne foto lyski. Podoba mi sie rozklad kolorow i kompozycja. Sam ptak nie byl chyba zainteresowany aparatem :-)

Bonitos colores y encuadre. Algo falta de luz en la parte de la cabeza. Bonitas texturas en gran parte de su cuerpo.
Saludos Siegfried: Josep Ignasi Tejedor

Hi Siggi, beutiful Gallinula with great details, and splendid colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-07-21 6:33]

Hello Siegfried! Great definition in the feathers, sharp image and a good pose of the Moorhen, well done!


Hello Siggi, I do agree with other crits, wish the eye was in view, but I like the out of water shot showing the detail in the amazing feet. Good exposure and focus. Rgds Necip

Hi Siegfried,
A nice capture of this beautiful Moorhen. Superb details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Molto ben definita: complimenti!

Ciao e grazie, Emanuele

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