Saturday, April 30, 2011

Camera-Critters #160: White-breasted Waterhen (白胸苦惡鳥), Amaurornis phoenicurus


When I was at Taipei botanical Garden two weeks ago, I saw something moving in the distance by the water way.  I have the inking of what it is and confirmed my intuition when I observed it with my telephoto lens.  I have only a glimpse of this creature once before and had a not very clear photo of it. It is the White-breasted Waterhen.  It was moving quickly away from me.  I stalked it by circulating to a bridge upstream.  There it was just right under the bridge.  The sky was getting dark and amid the excitement, I did manage to get some clear shots of it.  The pictures were taken in ISO over 1000.  But with the D700, they are at least good enough for the web.  If I had to shoot them with a tripod and at speed slower than 1/100, I doubt that I would get any of these pictures.

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6 comments:

i beati said...

now that chaps a looker !! sandy

Snap said...

Always nice to visit with you. Wonderful shot! Happy Critter Day!

eileeninmd said...

What a cool looking bird, great photo. Thanks for sharing this bird.

Gary said...

Great shot and so is the falls below. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Kay L. Davies said...

What a gorgeous bird, and you did get a good photo. Congratulations!
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Amila Kanchana said...

Beautiful capture of the bird! They are common around here,but photographing them is entirely a different matter!

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