Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Red Eye

1/1000 sec. f/6.3 ISO 400



28 comments:

Pam ;) said...

What a hoot this cute Coot is, Brian.

sorry my whimzy inner-child got carried away ~:)

Tammy said...

Great shot, Brian! Love the sharp, red eye on this cute Coot!

Tanya said...

you can even see the water drops on his feathers...super!

Beth said...

Wonderful shot!

MTWaggin said...

Cool Coot! haha I love the droplets of water on the feathers and the stripe on the beak - that is a stripe and not grass I hope.

Linda said...

Beautiful shot! I expect nothing less from you anyway! Love the detail in this...

TexWisGirl said...

love the algae bling he's sporting. :) nice shot!

From The Heart said...

Beautiful!

Jan n Jer said...

Good one...I thought you were on an airplaine somewhere. LOL

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Handsome chap, I want to see one too;') Very beautiful bird~

Haddock said...

I thought I saw the head moving.
Kudos.

Renae at simple sequins said...

Oh so that is why they call those all night flights the way they do, because of this kind of duck? Oh I get it. LOL

I love the water in this photo the most.

Shaun Gibbs said...

Nice image Brian, tack sharp (as always) im waiting for some one to make the pun about using the red eye removal technique on this one. ;)

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Beautiful close-up. This coot sure has a gleam in his eye. They swim so fast that it's oftentimes hard to get them in focus. You did great!

Kerri said...

Superb!

barbara l. hale said...

He's a handsome dude!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

love that bill. ( :

Leenie said...

So why do you think their eyes are red--and their feet are so weird? Maybe they were made with left-over parts at the craft shop?

Elaine said...

Fabulous shot!!

SRQ said...

Such incredible resolution. Really nice.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Great details in those feathers!

Nell at njschout said...

Love the water ripples!

TheChieftess said...

Nice shot Brian!!! Tell me...do you hand hold or use a tripod??? Very crisp and clear shots!

Marie said...

Look at those water droplets on his back! Awesome!

Stewart M said...

Great bird - no need for red-eye reduction!

These were the first (live) albatross I had seen. I found a dead one once! The boat trips were really tourist trips rather than birding trips, so I was surprised how many birds I saw.

Cheers and thanks for the (earlier) link to WBW.

Stewart M - Melbourne

eileeninmd said...

Cute capture of the Coot and his red eye! Have a happy day!

Tricia Hays said...

What a beauty, Brian. Thank you

Liz said...

Beautiful shot, Brian!