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Thanks for all your comments on the Robin.

Todays shot is of a Water Rail . I have been told that these are quite elusive and hard to get shots of . This one was taken outside the waterscrape hide at rutland.

Both dad and I got almost identical shots of this one although he thought mine ws a bit sharper . Shame about reed but it couldnt be avoided

Thanks for looking

Camera:Canon EOS 350D
Lens:100-400
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Water Rail
Username:BlackNinja BlackNinja
Uploaded:2 Jun 2008 - 7:40 PM
Tags:Rutland, Water rail, Wildlife / nature
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Naturesview
2 Jun 2008 - 7:48 PM

Great timing

Paul

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Dee73
Dee73  6 England
2 Jun 2008 - 7:50 PM

great shot. Smile

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Barbaraj
Barbaraj  7450 forum posts England
2 Jun 2008 - 7:50 PM

Well captured bird.

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chilternsdavid

Great shot of a rare bird,the worms a bonus!David

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fotodayz  6177 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2008 - 7:53 PM

wow well done

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LuzDeNoche
2 Jun 2008 - 7:57 PM

Another top quality shot (of a bird which I'd never even heard of!)
Well done.
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Dugud
Dugud  6 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 - 7:58 PM

Great shot, well done.
Steve

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User_Removed
2 Jun 2008 - 8:04 PM

Brilliant detailed capture of a very shy bird

Dave

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vagabond
vagabond  838 forum posts Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2008 - 8:06 PM

Lovely capture.
Jeff

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tonvic
tonvic  6
2 Jun 2008 - 8:06 PM

stunning shot

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DaveHobbo
DaveHobbo  8 England
2 Jun 2008 - 8:07 PM

Well done to get a pic of this elusive bird, well done.

Dave H

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fatmod
fatmod  8 England
2 Jun 2008 - 8:11 PM

superb capture

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madbob
madbob  8 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 - 8:18 PM

ace detail

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janty66
janty66  7 England
2 Jun 2008 - 8:19 PM

excellent shot Charlie, i am very jealous.. Smile

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Paul_cats
Paul_cats e2 Member 861 forum postsPaul_cats vcard Scotland22 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2008 - 8:37 PM

Superb capture. So full of detail and lovely colour.
Paul
p.s. Have changed username.... was robin1.

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gillykins
gillykins  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2008 - 8:53 PM

Hi Charlie,
Well considering you are only 13 and have just started to get into photography, may I say you are developing a fantastic P.F. well done! and thanks for your comments on my Greylags.
Gill

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GMKhamish
GMKhamish  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2008 - 8:53 PM

Stunning shot, congrats. on your 30 well deserved.

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2008 - 8:58 PM

great shot again. excellent clarity

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gerrymac
gerrymac  7 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2008 - 9:06 PM

Ist class shot ,very well done
Gerry

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Newtman
Newtman  85 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2008 - 9:11 PM

This is a great shot of a very shy species. Well caught.
David

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photophantom
2 Jun 2008 - 9:17 PM

Stunning
Dennis

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2008 - 9:20 PM

Excellent capture

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GlynnisFrith
GlynnisFrith e2 Member 7GlynnisFrith vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2008 - 9:35 PM

You are lucky to see a Water Rail let alone capture such a super sharp shot
well done
Glynnis

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Silverzone
2 Jun 2008 - 9:40 PM

Great capture in a natural setting. Sylvia

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73818 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2008 - 10:09 PM

Excellent

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marriedandhappy

you know your birds well done . kaz

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MrsS
MrsS  74527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2008 - 10:41 PM

What a super shot, yet again, Charlie Smile

Fran x

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cats_123 e2 Member 103999 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2008 - 10:55 PM

excellent in detail and colour

jeff

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whiteswan01
3 Jun 2008 - 12:06 AM

wow superb detail great shot Dawn

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FeatherFriend e2 Member 6FeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2008 - 1:25 AM

An awesome shot, well done.
Geoff

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anpix
anpix  688 forum posts United Kingdom
3 Jun 2008 - 6:58 AM

Amazing well done i really like the detail in the feathers

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Magpiemick
3 Jun 2008 - 7:12 AM

Nice image of a difficult species ....

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harrattp
harrattp  7 England4 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2008 - 8:06 AM

Nicely captured with nice feather detail. Well done.
Paul

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Paul_Self
Paul_Self  6
3 Jun 2008 - 9:10 AM

Cracking detail in this one Charlie and with food. well done Smile

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marc484ie
marc484ie  731 forum posts Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2008 - 10:08 AM

Hi Charlie,

your photos are outstanding, Well done. think the water reed adds some depth to this photo.

Keep up the good work!

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HenB
HenB  6
3 Jun 2008 - 4:10 PM

Fantastic shot charlie!!Wish I,d seen one to phtograph

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HaydnGreenow e2 Member 6HaydnGreenow vcard Wales
3 Jun 2008 - 4:11 PM

excellent shot
Haydn

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ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
3 Jun 2008 - 4:20 PM

Stunning capture, well done.

Christine

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dancingqueen
dancingqueen Junior Member 7 Northern Ireland
3 Jun 2008 - 4:49 PM

lovely shot blackninja

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GMKhamish
GMKhamish  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2008 - 7:39 PM

Get back to school and stop showing us all up.
( only kidding ) super image super score.

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norton
norton  10 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2008 - 7:40 PM

The detail and clarity are superb,excellent shot Charlie.
Well captured...............

Tony.

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piccy
piccy  8 Wales
3 Jun 2008 - 7:43 PM

Great shot - well done, and a worm too.
Freda

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Gezina
Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2008 - 7:47 PM

Charlie you wouldn't know how many people at our Wetland Centre would envy this shot - they are extremely elusive and to got the colours and eye detail that you managed is just unbelievable. Well done indeed Ina

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stevieasp  7 England
3 Jun 2008 - 7:52 PM

Another first class shot, well done Charlie,
Steve

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bryanmw  7 England
3 Jun 2008 - 8:49 PM

great shot with the worm as well Bryan

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nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 7135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
3 Jun 2008 - 8:50 PM

Wonderful capture, well taken.

Nicky

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rmr
rmr  7 Wales
3 Jun 2008 - 8:56 PM

another super capture charlie well done
mark

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vandalp
vandalp  6
3 Jun 2008 - 8:59 PM

Another great shot. Well done. You will have to let us know what name your Dad is under so we can see if his shots are as good as yours. Vanda

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markthecat
3 Jun 2008 - 9:00 PM

Another great shot

Mark

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SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 627 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2008 - 9:14 PM

Stunning shot Charlie... wonderful detail!

Well done

Jon

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shaver  6 England
3 Jun 2008 - 9:32 PM

cracking shot

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fwatts  6
3 Jun 2008 - 10:42 PM

you lucky blighter i have seen loads of these and only got one blured one you are the best frank

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abtuie  10
3 Jun 2008 - 10:54 PM

This is one of the best water rail pictures I have seen. Very well done, Charlie.

AC

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buxton e2 Member 6buxton vcard England
3 Jun 2008 - 11:00 PM

Nice capture.

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Libby_M
Libby_M  7 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2008 - 7:20 AM

fab clear sharp detailed shot
well taken you have a fab p/f
keep them comin

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dickiedriver
4 Jun 2008 - 3:30 PM

Charlie

This is a really nice sharp and detailed shot and it is a credit to you reed or not well done

Richard

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Paddy  11254 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2008 - 4:29 PM

what a shot, you've captured him so well, well done you bet you were pleased to get this, your going to be the next Simon King, do you enjoy spring watch? SmilePaddy

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4 Jun 2008 - 4:33 PM


Quote: What a shot, you've captured him so well, well done you bet you were pleased to get this, your going to be the next Simon King, do you enjoy spring watch? Paddy

yes i do - just wish there was more wildlife and less Bill Odie

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AlanC1  7 England1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2008 - 6:46 PM

Excellent so much detail well done
Alan

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m3lem  8 England
4 Jun 2008 - 8:52 PM

Superb shot, never seen one of these birds before. well done.
Andrea

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Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2008 - 9:44 PM

They are indeed hard to get Charlie. This is an excellent capture.
Ron

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RubberBullets
5 Jun 2008 - 10:17 AM

Fantastic shot, well done.

Tim

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peter_oak  9 England
5 Jun 2008 - 3:52 PM

This is superb just superb. Well taken.

Peter..

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boony  7978 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2008 - 4:30 PM

wonderful shot dont think you could ask for more really out of a wildlife shot , the worm is an excellent touch and water rails are pretty rare and hard to get near too.

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chezza  6 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2008 - 8:04 PM

Fab shot charlie, i agree the worm is a fab touch
Chez x.

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cameracat  108578 forum posts Norfolk Island61 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2008 - 9:49 PM

Seriously good work...........!

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dweezil  6 England
6 Jun 2008 - 10:16 PM

Great shot love the red eye
Craig

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Phantom7  829 forum posts United Kingdom
6 Jun 2008 - 10:22 PM

For someone so young you have a great understanding of composition and timing.
Well done and keep at it.

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Paddy  11254 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2008 - 6:40 AM


Quote: Quote:What a shot, you've captured him so well, well done you bet you were pleased to get this, your going to be the next Simon King, do you enjoy spring watch? Paddyyes i do - just wish there was more wildlife and less Bill Odie

ha ha yes I agree with that ... have a great week end look forward to your next upload SmilePaddy

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franfoto  6 England32 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2008 - 7:30 PM

Excellent shot nicely framed with some good detail. Like you say "shame about the reed" but that's the nature of wildlife, it has to be one of the most challenging areas of photography and you are rising to that challenge very well indeed. Keep it up,
Fran

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maggie66  6145 forum posts United Kingdom
9 Jun 2008 - 6:53 PM

Superb shot Charlie. Lovely colours, DOF and comp. Did you have to sit and wait ages for this one - timings is great too!

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tigertimb  640 forum posts United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2008 - 7:38 AM

Excellent shot; lovely detail and a great catch with the worm
Tim

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Marian  862 forum posts England
10 Jun 2008 - 4:43 PM

WOW, what a good image!!! 106 clicks also says this is EXCELLENT.
Marian

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sneal  7 United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2008 - 5:21 AM

Awesome Charlie; very well done indeed.

I might be in a minority, but I quite like the reed in the fg. It adds that bit of natural context - and shows how well you have controlled the focus & D0F.

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