Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon

American Coot

American Coot

A good-looking American Coot.  I’ve found that these birds require subdued light in order to get details on both the dark feathers and the white beak.  If it’s too bright of a day, it’s easy to get too bright of a beak and too dark on the feathers.   Taken Jan. 2010, at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, using a Canon 40D, 1/500, f6.3, 400mm, ISO400, Canon 100-400L lens.

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2 Responses to “American Coot”

  1. Kim says:

    Beautifully-lit coot, Papa! 😉

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