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Purple Swamphen

Purple Swamphen (Image ID 41587)
Photographed byNathan Watson on Sat 18th Jul, 2020 and uploaded on Fri 31st Jul, 2020 .
Resolution1447x1800
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ID41587
CommentThis Purple Swamphen was foraging behind a grassy mound and raising its head intermittently, catching full light. I saw an opportunity for a close-up portrait and quickly surveyed my surroundings, choosing a position that allowed me to use a shaded brick wall as a dark background, and getting low to use the grassy mound as a foreground. As the Swamphen lifted its head again I snapped this frame.
EquipmentCanon EOS 1DX MKII, Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Sports, F/6.3, 1/2000, ISO 800 and post-processed using DPP4 & PS.
LocationHerdsman Lake, Perth, Western Australia
Keywordsadult
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