Purple Gallinule

Discussion in 'Birds' started by bobbyv, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. Sweetwater Wetlands, Gainesville, FL. Shot just after the "+" button fell out of the back of my D7200. Yep, it just fell out.
  2. Nice seeing one up out of the weeds a bit. Nice shot.
  3. Thanks. You have to put in some time to catch them out of cover.
  4. This is a new one on me, don't think I have ever seen one. Nice shot.
  5. Allan


    Apr 21, 2006
    Nashua, NH
    I agree with Fred. Nice one!
  6. Butlerkid

    Butlerkid Cafe Ambassador Moderator

    Apr 8, 2008
    Rutledge, Tennessee
    Wonderful pose and rare image where they are indeed separated a bit from the chaotic habitat! LOL! Well done!
  7. photogramps

    photogramps Guest

    Lovely colour, detail & composition ... you obviously don't need the "+" button! :D 
  8. Great capture. My wife just laughs at the size of their feet, especially young ones. They look like 1st graders with size 12 feet. They are like swamp rats around southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana. Especially the common. The commons are everywhere. The purples are fewer, it seems. I've only been able to get a few useable shots of the purple.
  9. Randy


    May 11, 2006
    killer shot
  10. rick_reno


    Dec 3, 2012
    N Idaho
    Beautiful bird, you nailed that shot.
  11. jbird


    Jun 22, 2016
    Sugar Land, Texas
    Very nice shot.
  12. jbird


    Jun 22, 2016
    Sugar Land, Texas
    The purples are scarce. The common are well.... common in the area. Have you tried Anahuac NWR or Cameron Prairie NWR? I have seen both at those refuges.
  13. Yeah, my wife and I go both places regularly. In fact, we went through CPNWR day before yesterday. Didn't see much this time. Actually, very few gallinules. Mosty juveniles.
  14. Terrific shot.
  15. Such a nice catch, Bobby! I'm fascinated with its feet.
  16. ariel777


    Mar 14, 2009
    Cambria, CA
    Excellent across the board!
  17. Perfect shot. I saw my first one last April in Sarasota and, as you suggested, had to wait for a long time to get him in the open. When I finally got the shot, the lighting was poor (and perhaps my technique as well) and I was bummed. Yours is the one I wanted to capture, but failed.

    Terrific looking bird. Glad I got to see one in person.
  18. Incidentally, for those in the Sarasota FL area, these guys hang out at Celery Fields, should you want to check them out.
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