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The Amateur Birder's Journal - Stories & Photographs by J R Compton
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Dead Coot Shoot / March 4, 2007

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Coot Bust as Hippie - copyright 2007 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in and Medium without Specific Written Permission.

Dead Coot Bust As Hippie Cavalryman

 

Not sure what I'm learning about this coot from photographs of it dead. But the the opportunity to photograph its feet was worth the mild dyspepsia — and the hassle of turning my dining room into an temporary ersatz photo studio.

I have never got this close to a live coot.

Turned out, some of these shots have more to do with art than biology. But that's what happens, I guess, when a photographer who fancies himself an artist, photographs strange new subjects he finds fascinating. Perhaps I should note that this bird was stiff (full rigor mortis), and that I did not alter its body in any way for these photographs. I didn't even move a feather. Nothing I could do, actually. I usually handled it by its legs.

The bird is gone now.

 

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Dead Coot Feet

 

Other Coot Feet - copyright 2007 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in and Medium without Specific Written Permission.

Coot Feet Running The Other Way

 

 

Full Coot - copyright 2007 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in and Medium without Specific Written Permission.

Full Dead Coot

 

 

Dead Coot Head - copyright 2007 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

Dead Coot Head and Beak

 

 

Coot Beak - copyright 2007 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in and Medium without Specific Written Permission.

Coot Beak

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