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A water rail seen from the Willow Hide at Slimbridge on Monday morning on a day out there with epzer gary_d

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:1 Apr 2013 - 9:41 AM
Focal Length:403mm
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Landscape
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Water Rail
Username:Glostopcat Glostopcat
Uploaded:7 Apr 2013 - 12:23 AM
Tags:Glos, Slimbridge, Water rail, Wildfowl & wetlands trust, Wildlife / nature
Votes:54

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2013 - 12:25 AM

It is the orange beak that is catching my eye--- a super image!

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6519 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2013 - 12:28 AM

This is very good indeed mate, we were so lucky that he was showing so well. - gary

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cantona43
cantona43 e2 Member 8863 forum postscantona43 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2013 - 12:37 AM

superb capture Ed, these birds are so well marked they can be difficult to spot never mind get a good pic of them
Neil

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2013 - 1:00 AM

A good capture of this odd little bird. Great detail......Sandy

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debu
debu  4 India
7 Apr 2013 - 1:07 AM

Great capture.
debu

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
7 Apr 2013 - 5:08 AM

Excellent capture of this lovely bird Ed !!

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2013 - 6:03 AM

An excellent image, Ed!

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2013 - 6:28 AM

An excellent capture, Ed, good detail, I thought for one moment you were going to say you found him in the canal Wink Carol

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
7 Apr 2013 - 7:42 AM

Well captured. Lovely image.

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Rev2
Rev2  4212 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2013 - 7:50 AM

A great capture, nice & sharp just like its beak!

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2013 - 8:22 AM


Quote: An excellent capture, Ed, good detail, I thought for one moment you were going to say you found him in the canal Wink Carol

Me too! Nice portrait of a rarely captured bird.

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6212 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2013 - 9:19 AM

Excellent Water Rail capture, Ed. Very well detailed with lovely natural plumage tones and patterning and fine eye. One of the best images of this shy bird that I have seen on here.
Sylvia

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achieverswales
7 Apr 2013 - 10:52 AM

This is excellent Ed as stated above not easy to captures these (I never have) well done the clarity and sharp eye exquisite.


Regards

Trev.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2013 - 11:24 AM

The water rail is showing well from the Willow Hide at Slimbridge at present so if you are thinking of making a trip there it will be worth it. There are also avocets, oystercatchers, little egrets and various raptors about on the reserve

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2013 - 11:32 AM

Cracking good capture of the Rail Ed. Top class.
ron

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2013 - 11:41 AM

Eye catching bird with that lovely orange beak.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2013 - 12:25 PM

Good detail captured here, Ed.

Ray

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2013 - 1:01 PM

looking very determined! Good detailed image Ed.
Joan.

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32893 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2013 - 1:04 PM

A most beautiful looking member of the Waterfowl fraternity Ed. You have captured not only the beautiful colour and detail so very well but also their charm and characteristics.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin

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Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7116 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2013 - 5:19 PM

Nice shot i have yet to get one of these

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Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 42289 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
7 Apr 2013 - 6:35 PM

Excellent shot Ed - they are such shy birds normally however maybe they have all "come out of their shells" together as the ones at my local reserve are showing really well at the moment. Lou

Sorry no pun intended - have just realised what I had typed!!

Last Modified By Louise_Morris at 7 Apr 2013 - 6:35 PM

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oldgreyheron e2 Member 7124 forum postsoldgreyheron vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2013 - 6:39 PM

Super shot of this shy bird Ed.

Mike

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dave1967
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7 Apr 2013 - 7:34 PM

Great shot
Dave

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2013 - 8:41 PM

Many thanks for all your comments and clicks and to Sylvia "Teocali" for the user award, it is greatly appreciated, Ed

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91888 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2013 - 1:19 PM

Superb capture of this usually illusive bird Ed. Spot on colour and detail.
Brian.

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KBan
KBan  9456 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2013 - 10:22 PM

Good shot of a very shy bird

Keith

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2013 - 10:33 PM

I love this bright red beel, fromwhich your eye passes over the pattern of the plumage. If it hadn't been for that beak, it'd be perfect camoiflage

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