When is a Coot, a Hoot.......

Posted by Carol Clarke on Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:19 am

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A little Coot chick, just a couple of days or so old.  Such crazy colours - you would never think it would become all black like its parents, that's if it survives.  The mortality rate among Coot chicks is very high, they are a target for gulls, and even their own parents often attack them after a few days of being constantly asked for food!

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by himadri roy on Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:46 am
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Wonderful capture of this beautiful chick with sweet colors & detail madam. Superb photo.

by Jakejacoby on Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:13 pm
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A beautiful display of baby colors, wonderfully captured Carol.

by LynnS on Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:45 pm
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Carol, just fantastic with beautiful colors and detail, a Coot chick has never looked better in all its comic glory!  Also love the silky textures on the water, the avocado color makes the red and gold head pop.  The little tilt of the head is quite endearing, delightful image!

by Ron Day on Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:19 pm
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LynnS wrote:
Carol, just fantastic with beautiful colors and detail, a Coot chick has never looked better in all its comic glory!  Also love the silky textures on the water, the avocado color makes the red and gold head pop.  The little tilt of the head is quite endearing, delightful image!

Could not have said it better, Carol. Unusual and terrific image.

by David Salem on Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:49 pm
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Great looking image of this little newbie coot Carol. That bright red and orange doesn't last that long so well done getting this guy early in life.
Techs look great as does the water color. Well done
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by peter makuch on Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:55 pm
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I like your approach to getting this shot and the water motion is superbly done with an added bonus for the water droplets on the side and back, yes all chicks are ugly when they are born, nicely posted image CAROL.

by Nate Chappell on Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:22 pm
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Great close up of this cute little chick Carol!
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by Mako_Elite on Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:53 pm
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Amazing shot Carol. What an amazing colors. I had no idea that chicks are so full of colors. Superb sharpness and I love the silky smooth water.


by david fletcher on Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:50 am
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Superb shot Carol. Brilliant colours. Love the contrasts between the colours in the water and that head. The detail is superb too, such as those water drops on the back. Just shows how small it is and the risks / challenges getting to adulthood. Thanks for sharing
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by Karl Egressy on Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:55 am
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Wow, super cute image, Carol. It is sad that their own parents attack them.

by joem on Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:29 am
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A little beauty Carol, great colours & you've got to love those stumpy wings.

by Cynthia Crawford on Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:15 pm
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Oh, my! What a face!! That is an amazing picture-both quality-wise, and because it is so special to see a new-born coot- I had no idea they looked like that. I should think that bright red would be a target for predators! I hope it survives.
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by SantaFeJoe on Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:10 am
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Hey Carol
I’m sorry I hadn’t checked this one out until just now. It’s a very cool image of this little one! When clicked on, it really shines. The Elizabethan collar makes for great separation between the dark cloak and the brightly colored head. A very special capture!

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