I took this photograph of a Moor-hen bathing in a local duck park in Melbourne. It was a cool day on the last day of Autumn. The surrounding lake framed my shot beautifully, giving a great color to the overall shot. Not until later did I realize you could see the bird’s feet under the water. There were many other Moorhens in the lake, but this one stood out most to me and my camera. I stood on the bank of the lake and snapped the shot just as it started to clean itself.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | June 03
Award Score: 59 (Value 11, Clarity 11, Composition 15, Style 11, Skill 11)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Wildlife Photography
Photograph Location: Melbourne, Victoria | Australia
Photographer: Rick Boland (Mornington Peninsula, Australia) Registered
Rick Boland is from the Mornington Peninsula, situated in Victoria, Australia. He started off taking landscape photos but soon realized portrait and street photography was his true calling, preferring this style over anything else. He strives to create captivating portraiture and not just take a photo but also tell a story. He prefers to work with the natural light around him, taking time to really study how light affects a subject. He has recently began implementing Video into his work and has a keen interest in Cinematography and film.
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