The American Coot (Fulica americana) (a.k.a. mud hen) is a bird of the family Rallidae. Though commonly mistaken to be ducks, American Coots belong to a distinct order. Unlike the webbed feet of ducks, coots have broad, lobed scales on their lower legs and toes that fold back with each step in order to facilitate walking on dry land. Coots live near water, typically inhabiting wetlands and open water bodies in North America. Groups of coots are called covers or rafts. The oldest known coot lived to be 22 years old. (From Wikipedia)
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rychem (22225) 2014-04-04 7:57
Bravo! The timing is simply great, I guess this bird trys to start, excellent frozen movement, beautiful photo
mesutilgim (83046) 2014-04-04 8:00
Just great ! Very good pov and timing. Short but interesting notes.
TFS and have a nice weekend
holmertz (40085) 2014-04-04 8:52
This is an amazing and very funny shot, perfectly timed. I like the splashes of water behind the bird and the reflections.
krzychu30 (15496) 2014-04-04 10:17
another stunning shot with perfectly applied close-up and above all perfect timing!
Itīs really amazing to see nature and moments our eye would never noticed.
Have a nice day
cornejo (30664) 2014-04-04 10:22
Eleu Hello, very good picture of this interesting image of the bird taking flight, beautifully captured in this interesting image with good sharpness, light and color. Very good job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good afternoon and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
fabbs99 (16163) 2014-04-04 21:36
Excellent shot of the walking bird.Nice colors and excellent sharpness.I love the sight of the blue waters.Very well done.TFS.
ChrisJ (96680) 2014-04-05 10:54
The bird looks like it is doing a Michael Jackson moonwalk across the surface of the water! Splendid decisive moment shot with good sharpness and a nice shallow dof. I might have cropped a little tighter but this is fine as it is. The symmetrical rippled reflections adds a lot to the shot too. Tfs!
nikkitta (14618) 2014-04-05 12:26
The bird seem to dance, splashing the so clear and translucent waters in a well time capture
Well done at the right moment,tfs
photoray (11795) 2014-04-06 11:20
This Coot does indeed appear to be 'walking on water' thanks to your stop action frame.