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The Purple Swamphen

Posted by
Mohanakumar (Kochi (Cochin), India) on 15 November 2013 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

This chicken-sized bird, with its large feet, bright plumage and red bill and frontal shield is easily-recognisable in its native range.
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9th Nov. 2013, Pallikaranai marshlands, Chennai

NIKON D7100 1/400 second F/8.0 ISO 200 500 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

well captured

15 Nov 2013 9:04am

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A wonderful capture of this beautiful and fascinating bird in its natural habitat ! Beautifully captured !

15 Nov 2013 10:15am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

5 stars from me - a wonderful close up!

15 Nov 2013 5:49pm


very good

15 Nov 2013 6:14pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A great close-up which shows beautiful detail and color in its plumage!!

15 Nov 2013 7:11pm

Frances from Massachusetts, United States

Stunning shot! Brilliant clarity and deep rich colors in the feathers. Excellent!

15 Nov 2013 7:20pm

L'angevine from Angers, France

superbe ce bleu aux plumes

16 Nov 2013 9:26am

Devi from Chennai, India

Beautiful capture !!!o much clarity here !!
Love the eyes!!!

17 Nov 2013 10:54am

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

So nice bird !

17 Nov 2013 8:58pm

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1/400 second
ISO 200
500 mm (35mm equiv.)