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Male Black Crake

By Gezina  
Thank you for c'c on the Coal Tit, always appreciated.
After a particularly disappointing day at work I needed cheering up and started browsing through my last safari shots - dicided to share a few more with you, so here goes.....
The Black Crake is very similar in caracteristic's to the water rail - look at those typical very long toes, making balancing on water lily pads a piece of cake, also the same keen eye and very similar bobing of the tail, just as skitish and elusive as the water rail and not keen on open areas. Hope you like this one - Ina

Tags: Wildlife and nature

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moiral 7 12 Scotland
31 Jan 2011 8:50PM
Beautiful shot. Lovely colour and detail. Hope you never tried to get rid of the 'red eye' Grin. Moira

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skewey 11 31 England
31 Jan 2011 9:04PM
Great shot Ina.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
31 Jan 2011 9:06PM
A terrific shot Ina, such pin sharp detail in the plumage. I like the beady red eye
teocali Plus
10 441 18 England
31 Jan 2011 9:39PM
Superbly detailed capture Ina - wonderful eye and red legs and I love the textures and colours of the vegetation. Stunning image.
jgmford 10 England
31 Jan 2011 10:30PM
Great close up detail capture Ina, super colours, love the eye contact.
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
31 Jan 2011 10:36PM
Excellent shot Ina. Superb sharp focus and really great plumage detail, not eay to show with a bird of all dark colour such as this. First one i have seen outside of a book. Thanks.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
31 Jan 2011 11:30PM
Marvellous detail in the plumage here, Ina.....excellent shot.
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
1 Feb 2011 12:23AM
Good close up shot,with detail.Smile
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
1 Feb 2011 6:14AM
A cracking image, Ina, excellent detail, and very well presented. Carol
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2011 8:29AM
sharp where it needs to be a good shot
Ray42 10 3 England
1 Feb 2011 9:12AM
An excellent shot Ina - I thought it was a funny looking water rail - you certainly got this one bitingly sharp
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
1 Feb 2011 12:51PM
Lovely detailed image Ina - love those huge feet.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
1 Feb 2011 1:10PM
Golly, what big feet he has! A stunning capture, Ina, wonderful colours and detail Smile
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Shroomer 11 14 167 England
1 Feb 2011 8:26PM
Very well exposed Ina and a great clear capture
1 Feb 2011 10:25PM
Hi this is stunningly sharp gray.
Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
1 Feb 2011 11:27PM
Such wonderful light and detail in this great shot Ina.
2 Feb 2011 4:07PM
Another wonderful shot Ina - well done !


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