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Purple Swamphen

Purple Swamphen (Image ID 46433)
Photographed byIndrani Pathirage on Tue 12th Jan, 2021 and uploaded on Mon 24th May, 2021 .
Resolution1800x1400
Viewed377
ID46433
CommentI chose this image as I was pleased with the composition, lighting , pose of the bird and the blurry background. It was taken early morning and the sunshine lightened the periphery of its back and head . Bird made direct eye contact with me but stayed there without panicking and running away. The left leg seem to be deformed and the bird was unable to walk without limping and falling over to a side constantly.
EquipmentNikon D 500 with Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 at 200mm, f/2.8 ISO 1000, 1/640
LocationBulleen Golf Course pond, Victoria
Keywordsjuvenile, behaviour/display
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