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Moorhen chick

By leeg  
Taken at Stover in Devon. This is one of 3 chicks that kept coming out of their dark and sheltered surroundings for feeding from their parents. Really good to watch, but couldn't isolate them from such a bust background. Bit miffed about the distracting foliage in front of the bill, but it's a habitat shot after all!! So here's what I did manage!!

Cheers for any comments


techs: 1d2, iso200, f8, 1/160th, RAW, tripod and stuff!

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: juldon, Davidmet, Briwooly and 9 more

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Davidmet 17 209 1 England
1 Jun 2006 9:13AM
These little sods are very difficult to capture as they tend to dart in and out of cover. I think you have done a fine job. Like the light and reflection. Sometimes leaving the background adds.
Briwooly 16 454 6 England
1 Jun 2006 9:21AM
Well done not easy and a reflection to boot
Bridie 16 6
1 Jun 2006 9:23AM
They are difficult to capture,i have tried so many times.This is a lovely capture,well done.

John_Lee 16 1 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2006 9:57AM
Another very nice shot Graeme. Is it full frame? Yes, there are nits but pretty well dictated by the environment. Like the composition a lot. Shame about the shadow of a reed across its body and head. However, will certainly do as more than a keeper until a better opportunity presents itself - suspect it may be a while though.
Simon_Whitehouse 17 769 5 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2006 10:56AM
The subject stands out well, even thought there is detail in the background. It works for me.

albi 17 68 1 England
1 Jun 2006 11:12AM
As you said it's a habitat shot, not every shot can have a clean b/g.
This after all is the birds natural environment.
Nice work
Scott_Scot 17 4 4 Scotland
1 Jun 2006 11:17AM
I think it's an absolute cracker and the wee leaf in front of the bill is a doddle to delete in photoshop.
Don't let little things annoy you, with a few tweaks this could be an award winning shot, after all, the pros all tweak now!!!!!

Great shot

pamelajean Plus
16 1.7k 2257 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2006 4:08PM
Well done. Have been taking pics of several new bird arrivals this week and appreciate the difficulties.
1 Jun 2006 5:57PM
very cute little fellow... and well done. I like it.
leeg 19 165
3 Jun 2006 8:29AM
Thanks for all the comments. No John, it is about a 10% crop. Not far off.

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