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In every stream and pond...

Posted by
CElliottUK (Reading, United Kingdom) on 25 January 2011 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

...you'll find a Moorhen. Not rare, but with a charm of their own.
That's the end of a series that was shot in just 4 hours. A lovely time and a really refreshing change from the greyness over the last months

Canon EOS 7D 1/1000 second F/11.0 ISO 3200 500 mm

rem_la from Villiers, France

belle prise !

25 Jan 2011 5:37am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Great collection of birds...

25 Jan 2011 5:43am

kitty from Seoul, South Korea

Like an arrow on legs - great series ^^

25 Jan 2011 5:50am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

This really is a super shot, its great were you have got him getting in the water, and the bird is in a great angle, top marks, very good natural history shot

25 Jan 2011 6:32am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Absolutely superb!

25 Jan 2011 6:56am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

You certainly had a great few hours. Love the details of the feathers on this moorhen and the sharp focus on the eye.

25 Jan 2011 6:56am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Another great shot, brilliant series really enjoyed it

25 Jan 2011 7:22am

David from Avranches, France

The hunter cometh. Great end to the series.

25 Jan 2011 7:23am

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Lovely.

25 Jan 2011 7:30am

marci from in, Morocco

really great series. love the red beak on this one!

25 Jan 2011 7:55am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Wonderful capture. I like the reflection of the red beak in the water

25 Jan 2011 7:57am

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

the sky is reflected in the water.........looks like a lovely day had by all!

25 Jan 2011 7:58am

mayoline from Hoorn, Netherlands

Splendid!!!!

25 Jan 2011 8:21am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Sweet moment. Someone once referred to a moorhen the thinking man's coot - which did not seem to bother either of them or Joan Bakewell ! Strangely enough, I was photographing a coot and a moorhen fighting yesterday - moorhens are getting tougher !

25 Jan 2011 9:06am

Mimosa from Kedah, Malaysia

Perfect exposure, DOF & tone!

25 Jan 2011 9:39am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

She is very beautiful with its red beak :) You did it just in time before it plunges. Superb shot. Good day.

25 Jan 2011 10:06am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Lovely details.. nice bird :)>

25 Jan 2011 10:29am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

a la pêche !! attention pas de mouvement brusque !! :)
belle image sur le vif de ce pêcheur attentif !!

25 Jan 2011 12:46pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Great little series - impressive to shoot it in just four hours! I love the angle you get on this shot. The Moorhen seems to be admiring the reflection of its beak in the water.

25 Jan 2011 1:03pm

Didier from Tubize, Belgium

Amazing shot! I love pretty much the framing with bird posture in the diagonal. Well done, Chris. Have a nice afternoon.
PS: as we have the same camera, what tele are you using? It's impressive for lightness and detail quality.

25 Jan 2011 1:06pm

@Didier: The best camera out there(That will get all the Nikonittes flaming me - haha!) Its a Sigma 150-500mm f5.6-6.3, and is the best "Bang for Buck" lens in my bag.

Franz from Baden, Austria

handsome bird in this very attractive closeup, chris. i'm glad to see that some survived the shooting spree of some years ago (i'm referring to the "moorhuhn games" played on computers here - and everywhere else i guess - in which you had to kill as many moorhens as you could. i guess this was a silly tuesday comment now ...!).

25 Jan 2011 1:14pm

@Franz: I never played that game. Now, give me a Space Invaders game...and watch the score!

rainboy from Nainital, India

nice ... u caught it at the right moment.

25 Jan 2011 1:25pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Brilliant shot of this Moorhen. Wonderful series - shot in just 4 hours, great record indeed. Excellent Chris !:)

25 Jan 2011 1:49pm

myky from London, Canada

A perfect moment captured...love the colored reflection of beak and legs.

25 Jan 2011 2:35pm

Sunder from Chennai, India

Super series...Well done..

25 Jan 2011 2:37pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

The wild life!

25 Jan 2011 2:41pm

CATCHLIGHT from Reading, United Kingdom

still can't see it

25 Jan 2011 3:01pm

@CATCHLIGHT: Damnit! I'll get closer in next time!

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Good portrait and she watching the water and reflections. Amazed as I guess I see it now! Excellent job! Best regards, Adela

25 Jan 2011 3:20pm

don from spokane, United States

A fine bird shot with excellent detail and color. I've enjoyed seeing your bird series very much.

25 Jan 2011 3:24pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

I love the details and the colorful beak... so well done again Chris ! Have a great day :)

25 Jan 2011 4:20pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A very professional shot. Congratulations

25 Jan 2011 5:36pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Lovely & detailed close-up with a perfect light.

25 Jan 2011 6:28pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Absolutly great shot !

25 Jan 2011 6:46pm

¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨ from Neverwhere, United States

Moor hen. Have never seen one here. Wonderful quirky looking bird. :) I have liked your fowl series.

25 Jan 2011 7:24pm

Sonia Nansid from Barcelona Stockholm, Sweden

Very well captured.

25 Jan 2011 8:13pm

STEED from Somewhere, France

5 Stars !!!!

25 Jan 2011 8:28pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Amazing colors and details !!!

25 Jan 2011 9:22pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

marvelous capture. the reflection of the beak is a very nice touch

25 Jan 2011 10:05pm

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

A beautiful image. Great detail and wonderful light. I really enjoyed this series a lot.

25 Jan 2011 10:25pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Just...stunning !

25 Jan 2011 10:42pm

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

What can I say; what a four hours! Well spent I might say.

26 Jan 2011 12:14am

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

Superb details!

26 Jan 2011 12:21am

Becky from los angeles, United States

Oh what a looker. Wonderful shot! Cool reflection.

26 Jan 2011 6:12am

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Great close up! You even caught the reflection of the colorful beak:-)

26 Jan 2011 3:10pm

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Nice capture-that is a behavior you don't often see.

28 Jan 2011 10:39am

Philip from Reading, United Kingdom

hard little buggers.

30 Jan 2011 10:50am

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Excellent

21 Feb 2011 6:22pm

Canon EOS 7D
1/1000 second
F/11.0
ISO 3200
500 mm