Pukeko, Swamp Hen
- rkailas (799)
- [2008-01-28 20:10]
Excellent potrait of this swamphen! Nice catchlight, colors and details.
Very good and sharply detailed image of this bird. Strong view of it in its natural habitat.
I don't know if there are any Swamp Hens in the Pacific Northwest...
But if there are then I want to make it perfectly clear right here and now that none of those Swamp Hens are girlfriends of mine. (OK, bad joke. :) )
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2008-01-28 23:34]
Lovely shot of the Pukeko - great colours and pose. I had great difficulty getting close enough to get a shot of one - but eventually managed it in the Catlins.
- jignasi (27917)
- [2008-01-28 23:58]
Excelente enfoque y colores.
Great shot of this Pukekos, they look just like our Dusky Moorhens, excellent detail in the plumage, love the POV and the water backdrop works very well, for some reason the smiley icons have disappeared so please except this one in its place :o) hopefully I'll return with the little green face when my work PC is rebooted or destroyed which ever come first, all the best Cheers Rick :)
- fiyo (15151)
- [2008-01-29 2:31]
beautiful picture with very good POV and composition.Lovely light and nice colours,TFS
Splendid capture showing the beautiful shiny plumage of the Pukeko. I captured this in Australia but not as well as you've done. I like its pose and the sharp profile here. It's a beautiful bird! So they must be very common in New Zealand?
Many thanks, Ulla
- claudine (0)
- [2008-01-29 3:43]
Now, this is a strange bird... I didn't know that some animals could be suicidal... How come they have not understood with time? Seems to me that evolution could have made them learned that cars are dangerous, I'm speechless... Maybe it'll take more time, if this bird still exists... Anyway, this is a nice capture with superb details, good colors, exposure and composition. I'm so surprised by those notes. Thanks, this is very interesting.
- kjpweb (4788)
- [2008-01-29 4:58]
Gorgeous capture! Wonderful detail and colors. Kudos, Janice! Cheers, Klaus
- degani (2607)
- [2008-01-29 12:20]
this is a very nice picture of a nice bird with beautiful colours, really a great job
- lousat (63072)
- [2008-01-29 12:22]
Very nice pic of this incredible bord,i like a lot the sharpness of face,the red is impressive,thanks for share,Luciano
- TAZ (10926)
- [2008-01-29 23:07]
Hello dear Janice,
Thanks for the picture of Annecy and young family in my workshop, it is kind of you ;-)
Congratulations for this beautiful and well detailed photo.
Note : Friday I will go for 3 days at Venice in Italia for its very famous carnival. It is not Nature but it is also beautiful for eyes :-) My Fujifilm S6500 is impatient ;-)
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2008-01-30 3:57]
Wonderfull capture! I have never seen this sp. before! Its beak is very interesting! TFS friend.
- jossim (12636)
- [2008-02-01 3:56]
Bravo pour cette belle prise. L'oiseau est superbe et les détails sont extras.
Merci pour le partage.
- arfer (0)
- [2008-02-02 21:53]
These are beautiful swamp birds.They have lovely plumage colours.It is sad to hear they are not street savvy.
The lighting is well handled.Excellent feather definition.
I like the composition.
Very good POV.
- marhowie (486)
- [2008-02-08 4:35]
The Swamp Hen according to Mr. Oliver is bold & fearless eh?
I would venture to say it's more likely just acting out the "bird brained" thing!
You've exposed this very well, with the subtle iridescence coming through nicely, great detail and DOF mf..And what better BG than swamp for a Swamp Hen? ;}