Swamp Hen by reflector

Swamp Hen

There were quite a few birds gathered at the waters edge at Blackbutt Nature Reserve on this day. I managed to get closer to a Swamp Hen than at any other time. Usually they’re very wary and will jump in the water or make a short flight to safety as soon as you get too close to them. But here, they aren’t as worried when mankind gets pretty close.

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The Birds – Tuesday 4/12/2012

This image is untouched and the shot was captured using a Canon 450D and a Canon Standard 55 – 250 mm lens.

I enjoy the whole creative process from beginning to end and seek to discover and portray the world in all of it’s rich, intense colours and interesting forms, textures and subjects. I draw inspiration from the harmonious colour schemes often present in the natural environment when creating my Graphic Designs, or composing a Photograph or other work.

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  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyover 2 years ago

    that’s a cool bird! nice one ;)

  • It’s very cool, thanks dear! LOL! :-))

    – reflector

  • Heloisa Castro
    Heloisa Castroover 2 years ago

    just beautiful

  • Hi Heloisa, thanks for your comment! :)

    – reflector

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerover 2 years ago

    Nice capture my friend. We call them gallinules or moorehens here in Florida.

  • Thanks for that info and your feedback, Tom! I’ve never heard those names before.

    – reflector

  • Donna19
    Donna19over 2 years ago

    Is it really called that? How beautiful a bird for such an ugly name! Black Beauty would be more appropriate:)xx

  • Yes, as well as the names just above your comment. You can’t even fit a saddle on it, so why call it Black Beauty? :) Thanks for dropping by and best of luck with the change in your situation. :))♥

    – reflector

  • Berns
    Bernsover 2 years ago

    Beautifully captured !

  • Thanks for your feedback my friend!

    – reflector

  • Wayne Wood
    Wayne Woodover 2 years ago

    Super nice, congratulations.

  • Thanks very much Wayne! I appreciate the feedback from a photographer of your Caliber!

    – reflector

  • Evita
    Evitaover 2 years ago

    Excellent capture James !!!! ☺♥

  • But I didn’t catch it, honest! I don’t know where it is, now :)♥

    – reflector

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