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Went out this and found the moorhen family. I did not see them , but heard what I assume was the male as he was swimming off trying to get my attention. I figured there had to be some babies near by. Not wanting to stress them, I walked away for a bit. I came back and settled down in the grass and hoped that they would come out. The light was getting really bad as the sun rose high in the sky, but mama made her appearance at the edge of the grasses. Pretty soon one baby was trying to follow her and then another. I saw several babies way back in the grass, but two guys were really intent on following mom. Mom would try and push them back into the grass, but they would come out again and follow her.

It was such a joy to watch. As much as I hate to say it , these are not the cutest kids

Of course when I went away, I found some dragons. Hey, I had to kill the time somehow.

As always your nits, crits and comments are much appreciated.

Hope you enjoy.

Birdie




Mama finally comes out from hiding






I told you not to follow me !






Feed me mama , I'm hungry .








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Jun 08, 2012 at 01:31 AM
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Last one --




The Dragon Tree




Jun 08, 2012 at 01:32 AM
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Great series and then a super dragon flight shot.
Eric



Jun 08, 2012 at 01:35 AM
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Very nice set,
Regarding #3, I saw this same behavior in our local Coots and found this reference;
http://www.berkeleydailyplanet.com/issue/2009-05-14/article/32880?headline=Wild-Neighbors-Tousled-to-Death-by-Coots--By-Joe-Eaton



Jun 08, 2012 at 01:53 AM
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Great series and then a super dragon flight shot.
Eric


Thank you Eric, I appreciate it very much

Birdie



Jun 08, 2012 at 03:13 AM
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very nice Roberta


Jun 08, 2012 at 08:39 AM
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Great work Birdie
my fav, the Moorhen with babies

Per



Jun 08, 2012 at 10:58 AM
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Roberta<

Fantastic captures on the babies....excellent.

Ted



Jun 08, 2012 at 11:14 AM
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I love the little ones Birdie. The dragons are nice too ~ Ron


Jun 08, 2012 at 11:30 AM
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Lovely work Birdie. The last shot is pretty neat. Well done.


Jun 08, 2012 at 12:45 PM
 

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Very nice, #3 is my favourite.

Rob



Jun 08, 2012 at 04:45 PM
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Lovely shots Birdie, good job
David



Jun 08, 2012 at 05:45 PM
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Birdie,
I love the details and light in the first one. Excellent exposer and comp.
#2 & 3 are great behavior shots.
#4 is very cool and the last one very interesting. Well done on the set.
Chris



Jun 08, 2012 at 07:54 PM
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Great detail and interactive shots on the Moorhens. We have very similar birds in Australia called Dusky Moorhens (same or similar, not sure?). Agree the babies are funny looking little critters. I like watching them walking around on lily pads.


Jun 08, 2012 at 09:24 PM
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Excellent photos Birdie and what's a Roberta series without some unique slant on some dragons?
Norm



Jun 08, 2012 at 10:09 PM
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A terrific series, Birdie!
I knew nothing about moorhens until seeing your excellent images, and my research that followed. For one thing, I thought they looked very similar to purple gallinules- which I've seen in Florida. They are in fact closely related.
Thanks for the pics and the stuff that followed.
Charlie



Jun 08, 2012 at 10:51 PM
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NIce series.


Jun 09, 2012 at 01:39 AM
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Wow, ISO 1800 looks very good from you on the Moors' family photos! #1 is darn fine Birdie Those little peeps are something to see, very cool privilege you had to enjoy.

Anticipation of a landing #4 as I see it, focus on the grass blade and the dragon on 'Q' to touch down, interesting on how this shot plays in my mind

You sure know how to find and capture unique things and comps, the last shot is super!




Jun 09, 2012 at 03:34 AM
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Very nice Roberta, very similar to coot chicks


Jun 09, 2012 at 06:16 AM
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Very mice set Birdie, with clean and sharp detail.
socrate



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