August 7, 2006
This Purple Gallinule was balancing on fireflag plants in Delray Beach, Florida.
Michael Wolf, of Pompano Beach, Florida, was visiting the Wakodahatchee Wetlands
, a man-made wetland that serves as a natural water treatment center in Delray Beach. With a boardwalk open to pedestrians, Wolf says the birds, including the Purple Gallinules (Porphyrio martinica)
have become conditioned to nearby human activity. Wolf used a Canon 20D digital SLR and a Canon 500mm IS lens to take the picture.
You can also see the bird at this great birdwatching hotspot:St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, FloridaDirections, maps, bird lists, and tips for more easy-to-get-to birdwatching destinations.Talk about this photo, and read what other people are saying about it, in our photography forum.
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