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A water rail looking for food that had been dropped from the feeders by the Willow Hide at Slimbridge, this one was taken on a visit to the wetlands centre last Easter.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:150.0 - 500.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 242.8 - 809.2 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:28 Mar 2013 - 10:49 AM
Focal Length:403mm
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Landscape
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Foraging Water Rail
Username:Glostopcat Glostopcat
Uploaded:7 Apr 2014 - 6:23 AM
Tags:Glos, Slimbridge, Water rail, Wildfowl & wetlands trust, Wildlife / nature
Votes:59

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AnneB50
AnneB50  2117 forum posts Scotland18 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2014 - 6:29 AM

Lovely colours. His beak is almost luminous.

Anne

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Andysnapper
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7 Apr 2014 - 6:34 AM

Excellent, only seen one once and managed a couple of fairly poor shots, this is very good indeed.

Andy

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8167 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2014 - 6:38 AM

A superb capture, Ed. Carol

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ali63
ali63 Plus Member 3626 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2014 - 7:13 AM

Great image,well done for getting a shot out in the open SmileSmile

Ali

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Nigeve1
Nigeve1 Plus Member 11008 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom100 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2014 - 7:27 AM

Great sighting and image of this reclusive bird.
Nigel

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NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 43828 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2014 - 7:34 AM

A stunning capture of this wonderfully colourful and so very beautiful Water Rail, an image of which we don't see that often on the site.

Superb Ed.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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M_squared
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7 Apr 2014 - 7:47 AM

Well captured. Great image of an elusive bird.

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LynneJoyce
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7 Apr 2014 - 8:43 AM

Excellent shot of a bird I have never seen before so thank you for posting this one.

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2014 - 8:53 AM

Excellent capture Ed - that beak looks a very good foraging tool,
Joan.

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Brian65
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7 Apr 2014 - 9:30 AM

You lucky man you. To see one would be a treat. Great capture Ed.
Brian

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Mollycat
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7 Apr 2014 - 9:53 AM

Excellent capture Ed.
Peter.

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sparrowhawk
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7 Apr 2014 - 10:03 AM

lovely shot of a bird i have seen then in the blink of an eye it was gone

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DicksPics
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7 Apr 2014 - 10:44 AM

An excellent capture of this bird 'on a mission', Ed!

Richard

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BIGRY1
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7 Apr 2014 - 10:53 AM

He is a beauty!Grin
Ryan

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mikbee
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7 Apr 2014 - 1:01 PM

Getting the scraps from the table Ed !!
Good shot.
Mick.

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Daisymaye
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7 Apr 2014 - 1:02 PM

Well captured. His head honing in on a tasty morsel I imagine.

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RonnieAG
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7 Apr 2014 - 1:34 PM

I have never seen this bird before altho the name is familiar, so interesting to see a species that is new to me, Ed.
And many thanks for your kind and extensive comments yesterday.
R.

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ColleenA
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7 Apr 2014 - 2:08 PM

I have also never seen this bird before Ed, a great shot

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Maiwand
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7 Apr 2014 - 3:17 PM

Great shot of this rather elusive bird Ed.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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DerekL
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7 Apr 2014 - 5:48 PM

Cracking shot Ed.
You don't get many chances out in the open with these.

Derek

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lifesnapper
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7 Apr 2014 - 6:23 PM

A well taken shot Ed' , nice one.

John Smile

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7 Apr 2014 - 6:50 PM

Well timed

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Glostopcat
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7 Apr 2014 - 6:59 PM

Many thanks for all your comments and clicks, they are much appreciated, Ed

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Nikonuser1
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7 Apr 2014 - 7:18 PM

Great timing and capture EdSmile


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7 Apr 2014 - 7:39 PM

fantastic capture Ed
regards
Yung

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JohnoP
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7 Apr 2014 - 9:02 PM

Lovely image Ed which shows the super feather colour and detail. Smile John

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Holmewood
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7 Apr 2014 - 9:30 PM

What a great shot Ed. Cathy

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7 Apr 2014 - 9:43 PM

Great shot
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7 Apr 2014 - 9:57 PM

A terrific capture
Ju

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ChristineD
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7 Apr 2014 - 10:59 PM

Excellent, not seen one of these before.

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