Most of the Thale Noi lake is a wetland nature reserve, which is the largest waterfowl reserve in Thailand. The sanctuary covers 457 km2, of which the water area is about 28 km2 with a depth of 1.25 metres. There are plenty of different lotus species and other green plants - in total more then 260 species of flora - covering almost the whole water area, but the main attraction are the birds like the purple swamphen in the picture. It's a large waterhen with an distinctive heavy red beck and forehead shield.
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stevesaba (8135) 2011-08-25 23:04
This is an amazings shot....a truly unique looking bird for me! Beautiful colors in perfect clarity. Nice work, and welcome back, warm regards,
Graal (95343) 2011-08-26 0:17
amazing species of bird. Good shot and presentation from nature reserve. I like the colours. Photo well done.
Have a nice day.
corjan3 (2025) 2011-08-26 3:30
Very beautiful from a great POV and impressive DOF. The bird presented itself very well and great capture by you. Excellent composition to with the leaves and the positioning of the logs and the budding lilly upper left. Well done and best wishes.
Sonata11 (33155) 2011-08-26 4:36
well taken image of this interesting bird and the spot. Fantastic composition and frame. Well done. I like it.
All the best,
geoant68 (2751) 2011-08-27 7:25
excellent this close up view of the purple swamphen feather's bird as sitting on the piece of the wood in the water lily's pond.Excellent the light managementas the details of the image.
abmdsudi (39522) 2011-08-29 2:22
That is an extraordinary looking bird, great colours with distinctive heavy red bill and forehead shield.
You have captured it very well with a nice crisp image, and lovely plumage shines with an intense blue sheen The detail you have caught is awesome right down to his knees lol. That little vivid red creates such a stunning overall contrast. An interesting narrative too thanks Great work, Congrats
Angshu (54709) 2011-08-31 22:05
Good closeup of the waterhen. She does have very attractive colours. Well captured in the backdrop of the large lily leaves. The diagonal of the tree/bamboo has created another dimension. Well done!
zoomer (6) 2011-09-04 16:35
What a great shot of this beautiful bird.With all the flora around it,it's something very special that only the tropics can provide.Lucky you,all the best Wolf.
eldancer1 (25135) 2011-09-05 9:03
Wow! Love the colors of this bird! Great timing and capture of preening. Love those water lilies and their huge leaves. Great pov and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
Oops, sorry I really meant dragonfly but sometimes my mind is going much faster than my typing fingers.
- Copyright: Urs Muller (Urs) (14082)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-06-28
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Olympus E3, Zuiko 70-300mm F4.0-5.6, 8 Gb SD Card
- Exposure: f/20.0, 1/80 seconds
- Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-08-25 20:42
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