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Coot feeding its young by linneaphoto Coot feeding its young by linneaphoto
© Linnéa Ernofsson, 2014. All rights reserved.

Species: Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra)
Family: Rallidae
Conservation status: Least Concern

Date: 12/6 -14
Location: Swanpool Nature Reserve, Falmouth [UK]
Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: Nikon 300mm f/2.8

About the photograph
I spent a casual day at Swanpool, feeding and watching the birds as well as talking to my friends from uni. These coot chicks were quite brave as they stayed relatively close to where we were. I laid down to get the lowest possible vantage point and this adult coot brought some seeds that other people were feeding the birds. The light and my position was perfect and I feel privileged to have captured such a tender moment between these two birds.

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Given 2014-07-03
Suggester said; "This picture of a really sweet moment is showing a remarkable level of detail combined with a perfect depth of field."

Coot feeding its young by linneaphoto ( Suggested by Seb-Photos and Featured by Anoya )

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Sublime-Feline Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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linneaphoto Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015
thank you so much I really appreciate it :hug:
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Sublime-Feline Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're most welcome!
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mthayer4 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
AwwwHeart Nod 
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linneaphoto Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
:D :hug:
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gigi50 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely beautiful and very special moment capture :iconawesome-plz:
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linneaphoto Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
Thank you :hug:
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gigi50 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
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Lady-Compassion Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many congratulations on such a beautiful shot!  :iconclappingplz:
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linneaphoto Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Thank you very much! :hug:
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KiwiCocktail Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congrats once again, it's a stuning shot! :heart:
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linneaphoto Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Thank you! :heart:
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RezzanATAKOL Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
Beautiful capture:)
Congratulations:heart:
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linneaphoto Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Thank you! :D :heart:
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PaulineMoss Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so heart-warming, and so well captured!  Congratulations! :clap: :love:
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linneaphoto Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Thank you very much! :la:
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JocelyneR Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
Awesome!  :love: Congratulations on the DD!  :heart:
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linneaphoto Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Thank you! :D :heart:
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surrealistic-gloom Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
Oh wow! Great!  Congratulations!  :heart:
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linneaphoto Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Thank you! :heart:
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AnimalArtKingdom Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Coots are one of my favourite types of bird! Their green feet are awesome :)
Love this photo!
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linneaphoto Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Yeah they are truly awesome birds! I love their call, it sounds funny, and those feet are really cool, making them able to run on water! :la:
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AnimalArtKingdom Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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WoodRata Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
*0* una focha
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CJCroen Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't help but wonder why baby coots look nothing like their parents.
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linneaphoto Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Same really, at first for a moment I thought they were moorhens because of the red.. I guess evolution has a really good answer to why that is. :la:
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CJCroen Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Perhaps :)
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Karinta Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Student General Artist
Aww so sweet! And great composition as well.
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linneaphoto Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Thank you! :D
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Karinta Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Student General Artist
You're welcome!
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Kalliroe Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing :D
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linneaphoto Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Thanks! :D
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Sevenway7 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I love birds, if you hadn't noticed. My favorite part about them is their eyes. You capture their eyes perfectly. I really enjoy that.
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linneaphoto Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Thank you! :hug:
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Sevenway7 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome! :D
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
Wow, congrats on getting the DD for this!!!
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linneaphoto Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Thanks! :la:
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linneaphoto Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Thanks :)
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linneaphoto Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Thanks :)
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organicvision Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014   Photographer
Perfect shot Linnéa. You earned the DD!
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linneaphoto Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Thank you, I appreciate it! :hug:
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Eruanna17 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great shot! And congratulations on the Daily Deviation! I normally don't really like coots but this is an awesome photograph:clap:
Did you know though that while this looks like a loving parent coots (both chicks and parents) sometimes tend to mob the weakest chick and in extreme cases even stop feeding it and leave it to die? For me as a human being that seems a little harsh...
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linneaphoto Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Thank you!

Heh, I know, I read up on coots briefly and they lay up to 9 eggs but will only rear 2-3 chicks to adulthood. It's like this in other birds species as well, a sort of defense mechanism for the survival of the species. It's very sad in a way, but at the same time it's their natural behaviour and I won't fault an animal for their natural behaviour. :)
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Eruanna17 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure ;)
Wow, how very noble of you:thumbsup: I know it's just natural and I've seen that sort of behaviour from storks as well but still...
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East2dio5 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Fascinating! Thumbs Up 
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linneaphoto Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Thank you! :D
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East2dio5 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
my pleasure! :) (Smile) 
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frenchfox Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
Charming photo ! :clap:
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