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Purple moor hen

Purple moor hen
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Copyright: Arjun Haarith (Arjun) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-03-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G ED VR
Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-03-24 8:45
Viewed: 1922
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This was photographed at Lalbagh lake last weekend.

The Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio), also known as the African Purple Swamphen, Purple Moorhen, Purple Gallinule, Pūkeko or Purple Coot, is a large bird in the family Rallidae (rails). From its name in French, talève sultane, it is also known as the Sultana Bird. This chicken-sized bird, with its huge feet, bright plumage and red bill and frontal shield is easily-recognisable in its native range. It should not be confused with the American Purple Gallinule, Porphyrio martinica.

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Ciao Arjun, lovely bird with fantastic colors, beautiful natural ambientation, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Arjun!
Thanks for looking at my rather poor picture of an otherwise colourful bird. It was a futile chase and I have to go after it again sooner than later.
This is an artistic presentation of a Moorhen in a pond of lilies. I like the contrasts in this picture.
All the best!

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