Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio)
15 January 2008
Puttenhalli Lake, Near Yelahanka, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS and 1.4xII on Canon 1D Mark III
ISO 200, 1/800 @ f6.3, Manual Exposure using Sekonic L308s Lightmeter
The Pureple Swamphen, also called as Purple Moorhen is an extremely shy bird. I was lying flat on the ground for a long time and was able to take this photos as it walked past me.