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Mum just checking them over..again!
six day old chicks and one to go!! V2 egg does have a small crack so it would soon emerge
Mum keeping them warm...in sunny France
did not take a longer lens there!!!

Back from a lovely time in France with Jenni Alexander and husband Bob!
I drove over 800 miles!! lots of lovely places and loads of photos to process

Now planning another trip over for September with Lynne Joyce

Thank you for so many messages and to Mark who actually phoned me in France
checking that I was well!!...thank you all

Will catch up slowly...hopefully!

Lillian

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF70-200mm f/4L USM +1.4x
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:21 Jun 2013 - 3:10 PM
Focal Length:137mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:+1/3
ISO:500
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:The Coot Family
Username:Lillian Lillian
Uploaded:27 Jun 2013 - 2:44 PM
Tags:Chicks, Coot, General, Wildlife / nature
Votes:Voting Disabled
Views:279
Unique Views:102
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

Comments

christinecilia
christinecilia Plus Member 3christinecilia vcard England
27 Jun 2013 - 2:48 PM

wow fab shot love it. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Bravdo
Bravdo  7 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 2:50 PM

Great capture and i to like it it.

Barry

helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 2:51 PM

Oh how gorgeous Lillian SmileSmileSmile

User_Removed
27 Jun 2013 - 2:52 PM

Outstanding captures, love them both, but V2 is I think is the best.
I think V2 deserves the famous Deefer Award. Smile
Lucien. Smile

Last Modified By User_Removed at 27 Jun 2013 - 2:56 PM
Caziwinkles
27 Jun 2013 - 2:56 PM

Good to have you back Lillian. Hope you all had a fab time.
Two superb images - looking forward to hearing of your exploits and seeing your images! Smile

Carol

kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise Plus Member 3421 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 2:58 PM

Good to have you back Lillian Grin You have been missed ALOT!
Lovely image of this coot family.
Glad you had a good time in France and look forward to seeing your wonderful images Grin

Kathryn

AnnJ
AnnJ  3 Scotland
27 Jun 2013 - 2:58 PM

Just lovely. V1 is best for me. Ann.

PattiW
PattiW Plus Member 9PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 3:00 PM

Super capture! PattiSmileSmileSmileSmile

M_squared
M_squared Plus Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
27 Jun 2013 - 3:07 PM

Lovely. Nicely exposed.

NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven Plus Member 3275 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 3:14 PM

To cute...............GrinGrinGrin

Mrsbass
Mrsbass  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 3:17 PM

Wonderful to see your images today Lillian - and you have two fabulous shots for us! Beautiful and endearing.

Ayoob
Ayoob Plus Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
27 Jun 2013 - 3:21 PM

Two wonderful shots , Lillian....GrinGrinGrin

Last Modified By Ayoob at 27 Jun 2013 - 3:23 PM
RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5144 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 3:22 PM

Another excellent shot of the nesting Mum and her brood, Lillian.
Ronnie.

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 44493 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 3:23 PM

Welcome back, Lillian Love v2 for the attentive mother.

Malc

Last Modified By saltireblue at 27 Jun 2013 - 3:23 PM
digital_boi
27 Jun 2013 - 3:31 PM

hi Lillian good to see your captures uploading again V1 is good I think V2 is special nice work

GrahamGrinGrinGrinGrin

lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx Plus Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 3:31 PM

Love v2

ugly
ugly Plus Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 3:32 PM

very nice work..

Dave

widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 3:34 PM

Nice work Lillian SmileSmileSmile

Rod

Richsr
Richsr Plus Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 3:34 PM

Like the events in V2 Lillian, good to hear you had a good trip and lots of images to process too
Regards Richard

ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 2230 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 3:38 PM

Great to have you back Lillian, epz is not the same without you.
What a delightful image, they really are funny little things when young. Great capture. Look forward to all your new uploads

AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 3:39 PM

Welcome back Lillian - I wondered where you were, and glad you had a good time! These demonstrate the saying 'as bald as a coot' - but how cute they are! Well documented with super detail and colour.
Ann

debu
debu  5 India
27 Jun 2013 - 3:39 PM

Great capture,V2 for me.
debu

andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 3:44 PM

two belters lillian wonderful detail and colours v2 for me today it's a cracker nice one Wink
andy

Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 3:50 PM

She has quite a family the Lillian. Lets hope she manages to keep as many as possible.GrinGrinGrin
Ron

franken
franken Plus Member 123357 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 3:57 PM

These are wonderful Lillian!


Ken

CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8166 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 4:07 PM

Two beautiful and charming images, Lillian, glad to hear you have had a good time, and great to have you back on board again Smile Carol

Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman Plus Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 4:11 PM

Found an old hatched egg yesterday down on the Levels, I now know what was in it after seeing this Tongue Good stuff Lillian....Good to see you back and look forward to seeing all the new images....

Ade

bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 91937 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 4:11 PM

Two very endearing images Lillian - lovely to view. Not sure the egg is cracked could be straw on it - looking at the chicks don't think that egg will hatch.
Brian.

BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 4:12 PM

Super captures of the Coot family.

B.

Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 4:13 PM

Thank You every one
Brian the egg is cracked with a beak coming through in another image
Lillian

leontari
leontari Plus Member 2leontari vcard Greece
27 Jun 2013 - 4:16 PM

Two fabulous shots Lillian and is said above so endearing!!!
Effrossini

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 4:56 PM

Yay, the globetrotter is back and with gorgeous images of this lovely brood, overloaded with the 'Aaaaaaaaaaaaaah' factor!

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51214 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England141 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 4:57 PM

Scruffy but very endearing, Lillian. Welcome back to sunny England!!! GrinGrinGrin

Dave

johnlw
johnlw Plus Member 8johnlw vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 5:07 PM

2 cracking shots V2 is great.
John.

richmowil
richmowil Plus Member 6304 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 5:12 PM

Two super images!! I particularly like the closeness of V2!!

Fefe
Fefe Plus Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom30 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 5:23 PM

So fluffy and colourful!
Welcome back LillianSmile
Diane

lifesnapper
lifesnapper Plus Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 5:50 PM

Super shots Lillian and looking forward to seeing more. So glad you had a good timeSmile

John Smile

Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
27 Jun 2013 - 6:00 PM

Excellent captures Lillian,
Fred.

bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 91937 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 6:25 PM


Quote: Thank You every one
Brian the egg is cracked with a beak coming through in another image
Lillian

Thanks Lillian - That's good.Smile

morpheus1955
27 Jun 2013 - 6:27 PM

Two fabulous shots Lillian, superb details and colours, beautifully captured

Hugh

ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 6:27 PM

Good to have you back safe and sound, Lillian, with two wonderful captures of this family! Especially V2 where we can REALLY see what a bad hair day the young 'uns were having GrinGrinGrin

Amazing that you drove 800 miles!!! That's just over 30 times the length of Singapore...lol...

Andrew Grin

SlowSong
SlowSong Plus Member 64899 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 6:30 PM

I love the way she's looking at that egg so intently in V2. It can't be long now. Smile

Nigeve1
Nigeve1 Plus Member 11008 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom100 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 6:52 PM

Two fantastic captures, V2 my favourite.
Nigel

bobsblues
bobsblues  5 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 7:02 PM

Superb Lillian love V2 cracking shot and a very warm welcome back .SmileSmile
Rob

chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue Plus Member 6144 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 7:27 PM

Super images Lillian, excellent nature photography.
David

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 8:24 PM

Two lovely captures Lillian of proud Mum and her babies.
Joan.

JuBarney
JuBarney Plus Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 8:27 PM

What adorable chicks you have expertly captured.
Hope you are feeling better.
Ju

Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom79 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 8:33 PM

A great image in V1 with those chicks so beautifully circled round the mother.
The close up in V2 is amazing too.
KateGrinGrinGrin

DicksPics
DicksPics Plus Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 8:58 PM

I'm sure they look more like their Dad, Lillian!
Lovely images - look forward to lots of 'France' pictures!

Richard

stu8fish
stu8fish  2 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2013 - 9:03 PM

Sweet little things. Neat shotz.

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 Plus Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 9:06 PM

2 great images Lillian, V1 for meSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile


Cliff

marktc
marktc Plus Member 460 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 9:15 PM

Nicely done Lillian, welcome back

Holmewood
Holmewood Plus Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
27 Jun 2013 - 9:26 PM

Lovely shots Lillian. Cathy

taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 9:58 PM

6 little red heads, How dear--- OH-- soon to be 7?

sweetpea62
sweetpea62 Plus Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 10:18 PM

Both absolutely Gorgeous Lillian..Lin

ValSaxby
ValSaxby Plus Member 9140 forum postsValSaxby vcard United Kingdom
27 Jun 2013 - 10:44 PM

Two lovely shots Lillian, glad you had a good time. We must catch up soon, got Elaine staying with me at the moment we are having lots of fun out and about with the cameras, will post some shots next week.

Val

pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 9865 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1665 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 10:50 PM

Oh, these are precious, Lillian. Those colourful little heads are wonderful, and mum looks as if she is smiling with pride.
I used to watch these little darlings being born and brought up when I lived next to a lake, and have some wonderful memories and pictures, but will probably never experience the wonder of that again, so this serves to remind me.
Some say that it's the distinctive white beak and ‘shield’ above the beak which earns it the title ‘bald’ (as bald as a coot), not the look of the chick's head, but who knows where these sayings come from.

Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts Plus Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
28 Jun 2013 - 1:15 AM

Wonderful family shots Lillian, they are sweet looking bubbies Grin

LynetteGrin

Rende
Rende Plus Member 837 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2013 - 10:00 AM

What a lovely, endearing shot Smile
Rende

CaroleS
CaroleS Plus Member 460 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2013 - 1:58 PM

They do always look so scruffy, especially with their big feet and those orange halos! Well captured!
Carole

teocali
teocali Plus Member 7332 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2013 - 3:22 PM

A delightful pair of natural wildlife images, Lillian, beautifully taken. Just love those psychedelic looking chicks with their fancy headdresses - colourful and exotic enough for any carnival Smile
Sylvia

moiral
moiral Plus Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
28 Jun 2013 - 4:44 PM

Superb pair of shots Lillian. Such ugly little chicks but so colourful.
Glad you had a good holiday, will give a call over the weekend. Moira

LuDa
LuDa  1 United States
28 Jun 2013 - 5:33 PM

Hi Lilian, this is so cute, I have never see its offspring, thanks for sharingSmileSmileSmile
Regards,
LuDa

Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 8247 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2013 - 8:20 PM

Two wonderful nature shots of this proud mother and her new brood.

tonyng
tonyng Plus Member 5tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2013 - 9:04 PM

Love to have taken these myself. Well done Lillian.

Daxiesmum
Daxiesmum Plus Member 3Daxiesmum vcard United Kingdom
2 Jul 2013 - 5:20 PM

Great shot of all the little babies. Hard to think they will grow up to be agressive fighting coots!

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