Australian Birds, Australian Wildlife, Wildlife
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Purple Swamphen – Motion Blur

Purple Swamphen Yanchep National Park Western Australia

“Sorry to jet, but I’m in a hurry” – Starfox 64

Low ISO, slow shutter speed and a fast-moving Purple Swamphen. Look at those feet!

Purple Swamphen Yanchep National Park Western Australia

9 Comments

  1. Pretty funky hey? Tried to keep the text with this photo as short as possible in order to highlight the speed of the bird – no intention of being lazy here 🙂

  2. Girl Gone Expat says

    What an interesting bird – looks like something in between a peacock and a turkey! 🙂 Nice picture!

    • Thanks Inger – they are interesting birds indeed; always rushing on those long-toed feet that are designed to walk on floating reeds.

      • Girl Gone Expat says

        Yes, when you mention it the size of their feet are really amazing. Quite large compared to the rest of the bird.

      • Think I saw you wearing the same kind of feet while walking in the snow near Maligne Lake Road, Inger 😉 it’s about dividing your weight equally in order to prevent sinking too deep into a soft surface I guess?

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