Went back to Carenup Reserve (north of Perth, Western Australia) to check out this chick. It was swimming and feeding happily already.
Nikon D700, ISO 1250, 500mm (on hire), f/6.3, 1/250 sec, -1 step, with tripod!
chick eurasian coot coot wetlands
thanks so much, sylvia
isn’t he/she gorgeous! what a hairdo! thanks, glenn – hope you’re enjoying the festive season!
Such a “hairy” little thing! I’ve never seen a coot chick before. Great shot!
thnaks so much, dear dot! he makes me smile every time I look at him! (or her)
Adorable capture, so cute.
thanks again, andrea – this one becomes my favorite of 2011!
This is so adorable! we had a nest here a few weeks back but couldnt get within zoom range!
thanks, adrian! this one makes the cost of the 500mm hire worthwhile.
Egads, Nadine, is that a real chick? This just makes me grin. Great shot and clarity, all the better to grin and ponder the uniqueness of this…waterfowl? With what does that colouration blend? Remarkable hues.
isn’t he just gorgeous?! My whole experience with the 500mm is worthwhile with this capture! It’s the same chick that was almost hidden in the nest before, just a few days on. Quite independent. The mother shooed some mallards away from the nest and the chick decided it was all too much and swam back on its own. Climbed up quite easily. So it knows where home is. Thanks so much for coming by to view, jan.
What a lovely hairy bird
Oh what a lovely little chick, and such a painterly image…gorgeous!
thanks again, dear G. This little chick has just made my year!
what a cutie! I love the dishevelled fluff look!
thank you,. lou – hope you’re having a great festive season!
Never seen one of these. The ugly little duckling. A great capture Nadine! Happy New Year!
thanks so much, barbara – and Happy New Year to you too!
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