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Out shooting with the 200-500 and thought this shot was kind of interesting. The ponds are full of coots this time of year but the reflective colors kind of added to the shot.









Nov 14, 2017 at 06:50 PM
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Nice shot of what I think is one of the ugliest birds. I also find these a tough subject to get a decent exposure of because of the blackish head dark feathering a very white bill. Usually blow out the white on the bill or get noise in the feathering. I'll get it one day. Just need the right light. Good work here.


Nov 14, 2017 at 07:47 PM
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steve_a_reno wrote:
Nice shot of what I think is one of the ugliest birds. I also find these a tough subject to get a decent exposure of because of the blackish head dark feathering a very white bill. Usually blow out the white on the bill or get noise in the feathering. I'll get it one day. Just need the right light. Good work here.


Thanks very much Steve.



Nov 14, 2017 at 09:38 PM
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I am so sick and tired of seeing these "ugly" birds - they're everywhere down here in FL. But - it's all about the light. Most excellent shot of a rather drab, ordinary bird! Almost makes me want to run out to see if I can get a similar shot! Nicely done!


Nov 14, 2017 at 10:22 PM
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pfnskyshots wrote:
I am so sick and tired of seeing these "ugly" birds - they're everywhere down here in FL. But - it's all about the light. Most excellent shot of a rather drab, ordinary bird! Almost makes me want to run out to see if I can get a similar shot! Nicely done!


Couldn't agree more about this bird, they are everywhere and as you put, not the most photogenic of birds. For those reasons I almost didn't post this but I did think the reflective colors made the shot. Thanks for commenting.



Nov 14, 2017 at 10:29 PM
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The reflective colors do make the shot. Well done Louie.


Nov 14, 2017 at 10:39 PM
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You did a great job on this Louie. The reflections in the lake make for a great background and the exposure of the coot shows detail in both black and white.

Morris



Nov 14, 2017 at 11:30 PM
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Do love the reflective colors Louie. They may be common and ugly, but still deserve a good shot every now and again

Birdie



Nov 15, 2017 at 12:11 AM
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Hey, coots are not ugly! They may be common. They may be hard to photograph. But they are not ugly. They are one of nature's very well adapted beauties. Most photographs of coots are ugly, but not this one. It's excellent (and not just because of the beautiful background).

Dave

P.S. I will have to admit that coot chicks are ugly, but it's not their fault. And even though they are ugly the're still cute.



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I don’t think they’re ugly either
Nice shot buddy



Nov 15, 2017 at 09:29 AM
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Did not realize so many people thought they were ugly .

Great shot though



Nov 15, 2017 at 12:19 PM
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This is an extra nice shot Louie - regardless of subject ~ Ron


Nov 15, 2017 at 01:06 PM
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Gorgeous colors here and a nice capture of the Much Maligned Mud Hen Louie!
Douglas



Nov 15, 2017 at 01:34 PM
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psharvic wrote:
The reflective colors do make the shot. Well done Louie.

Thanks for commening.
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morris wrote:
You did a great job on this Louie. The reflections in the lake make for a great background and the exposure of the coot shows detail in both black and white.

Morris

Thank you very much Morris.
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birdied wrote:
Do love the reflective colors Louie. They may be common and ugly, but still deserve a good shot every now and again

Birdie

Thanks Birdie, I always appreciate your comments.
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dclark wrote:
Hey, coots are not ugly! They may be common. They may be hard to photograph. But they are not ugly. They are one of nature's very well adapted beauties. Most photographs of coots are ugly, but not this one. It's excellent (and not just because of the beautiful background).

Dave

P.S. I will have to admit that coot chicks are ugly, but it's not their fault. And even though they are ugly the're still cute.


Many thanks Dave, most appreciated.



Nov 15, 2017 at 04:58 PM
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RandyR wrote:
I don’t think they’re ugly either
Nice shot buddy

Hey Randy, thanks.
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lolyer87 wrote:
Did not realize so many people thought they were ugly .

Great shot though

Thanks for your comments.
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surfnron wrote:
This is an extra nice shot Louie - regardless of subject ~ Ron

Thank you Ron.
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douter wrote:
Gorgeous colors here and a nice capture of the Much Maligned Mud Hen Louie!
Douglas

Thanks very much Douglas.



Nov 15, 2017 at 11:37 PM
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Louie, you "old coot" you did it again, another fine image. Bruce


Nov 15, 2017 at 11:40 PM
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dclark wrote:
Hey, coots are not ugly! They may be common. They may be hard to photograph. But they are not ugly. They are one of nature's very well adapted beauties. Most photographs of coots are ugly, but not this one. It's excellent (and not just because of the beautiful background).

Dave

P.S. I will have to admit that coot chicks are ugly, but it's not their fault. And even though they are ugly the're still cute.


Well said Dave, I agree!



Nov 15, 2017 at 11:53 PM







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