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yashica boy

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 319
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Been over Bushy park this morning and the Coots are starting to get frisky I have seen them chasing each other but I have never seen them fighting with there legs and feet
· Date: Fri March 18, 2016 · Views: 337 ·
Keywords: Coots
Camera Make / Model: Canon 5D
Lens Make / Focal Length: Tamron
Filters / Type Used: skylight
Flash / Type Used: None
Event e.g. Grand Prix, Birthday, Sunrise: Out for a walk
State / County / Area Image Taken: Middlesex
Country Image Taken
United Kingdom
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Registered: December 2009
Posts: 3,707
Fri March 18, 2016 1:54pm

I've never seen coots fighting before either and those feet do look rather formidable when one expands the image.


Registered: February 2009
Posts: 1,497
Sat March 19, 2016 2:29am

I think if you had set your shutter speed to at least 1/800 of a second you would have captured more detail of these coots - especially their feet. You did capture the splashing water but those feet were just too fast for the 1/400 of a second speed on your Canon. Great subject that gives us a peek into the world of these low profile birds.

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 2,829
Sat March 19, 2016 10:30pm

I have never seen them do anything but swim and never in pairs. Wise choice in the B&W processing Richard,

Registered: June 2013
Posts: 1,763
Sun March 20, 2016 9:24pm

Great shot of most unusual Coot behaviour, great pity it isn't sharper.

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