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Purple Swamphen (Edit)
Lens: Sigma APO 70-200 f2.8 EX DG OS HSM Camera: K-7 Photo Location: Ashwood Reserve ISO: 400 Shutter Speed: 1/1500s Aperture: F4 
Posted By: bdparker, 02-20-2012, 04:37 AM

Decided to start to get a bit fitter for an intensive school camp coming up, so I loaded up my camera backpack (also to get some shots of the local area)

This is my first descent bird shot, I think it's a Dusky Moorhen? Purple Swamphen
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02-20-2012, 05:21 AM   #2
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More than decent -- a very good shot. Good composition, excellent lighting, sharp enough focus on the eye and with a nice catchlight there. A Purple Swamphen, I'd say, although I'm nearly half a world away from where either bird is native!
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I agree with the Purple Swamphen. A good photo, much better than the one in the bird identifier site I used.
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Nice capture and a lovely sharp eye on the bird.

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Your right guys it is a Purple Swamphen, I got mislead by googles

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