Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Pattering Coot





Coots, being a relatively heavy bird in relation to its small wings, cannot take off from the water smoothly. Instead they must patter until they reach the speed at which they are able to become air-borne.

As you can see from this photograph they are moving quickly at this stage as three splashes are still hanging in the air while the coot is touching down yet again.

This photograph is yet another capture from Lakeland Florida’s, Lake Parker.

7 comments:

oldmanlincoln said...

Nice photography. You caught it perfect.

Abraham Lincoln in Brookville, Ohio

fishing guy said...

Salty: I would have thought this would be a blur. Great photo.

Kerri said...

WOW Salty! This is Superb! Amazing that you got those splashes while getting the Coot too!

Stacey Huston said...

Great shot, captured motion! Beautiful..

photowannabe said...

Love the action of this shot Salty. You caught the coot perfectly.

Shionge said...

Well done Salty, you captured this so well :)

Old Wom Tigley said...

You caught this take off very well Salty.. my they do get some speed up. The coots feet are interesting if you get close enough to view them.. not webbed at all like a ducks.

Tom