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One from a few years back,this bird is fairly shy but I managed to creep up and get a virtually full frame shot of this little stunner. I have never managed anything on the species since !

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D200 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:300.0 mm f/2.8
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:22 Mar 2009 - 8:36 AM
Focal Length:300mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Painted Snipe
Username:DaveWales DaveWales
Uploaded:10 Oct 2013 - 7:10 PM
Tags:Male, Painted Snipe, Rostratula Benghalenis, The gambia , Wildlife / nature
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Rev2
Rev2  4240 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 7:19 PM

Nice one Dave, it's a male by the way.

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leswoodward
leswoodward e2 Member 1leswoodward vcard United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 - 7:27 PM

What a great bird, a new one to me !

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john_starkey
10 Oct 2013 - 7:28 PM

Love the clarity in the eye,

John.

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4740 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom64 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2013 - 5:25 PM

Superb shot !!......lovely clarity !!

Never seen one of these beauty's before ???Smile

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DaveWales
DaveWales  2 Wales
11 Oct 2013 - 6:03 PM

I have changed the bird's sex in the tag..thanks Rev2

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