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. 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


    May 6, 2012
    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. rick_reno


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


    Jun 22, 2016
    Sugar Land, Texas
    Very nice shot.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
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