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Water Rail

By Ade_Osman    
Another image of an elusive Water Rail.....Lot's of problems with the light when taking this and had to shoot it using ISO1600, so it was very noisy and grainy, I've tried to tidy that up somewhat but other than this shot is pretty much as it came out the camera.....
Thanks for looking, off buying new curtains this morning with wifey, so I may not be back for some time, knowing how long it can take for her to make her mind up?.....Women eh! But once I've got this out the way, watch out world. I've carried out all my decorating duties for this year and I'm now free to come and go as I please........And I seriously intending racking up some mileage in the car!!!! GrinGrinGrinGrin


Tags: Birds General Close-up and macro Avies Water rail Wildlife and nature

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rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
20 Feb 2012 8:29AM
Elusive indeed Ade, a very excellent image. Good luck with the trip and then get out there !!!

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saeidNL 7 3 Netherlands
20 Feb 2012 8:33AM
Excellent capture,well done,
CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
20 Feb 2012 8:35AM
I was going to ask what that orange 'blob' was to the right of the rail's head, but looking closer I think it may be a robin? Lovely capture, Ade. Carol
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2012 9:14AM
Poor you having to go and choose curtains, I am sure you will surviveWink Great image - Carole
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
20 Feb 2012 9:28AM
A fine shot of this elusive bird, if this one was taken at Slimbridge it must be the fella that was walking about on the ice on the way to the Holden Tower in the reedbed next to those feeders. He certainly gave Gary the runaround last Monday afternoon, he spent a good half an hour or more chasing after him trying to get him on camera all to no avail!
20 Feb 2012 9:49AM
Nice capture.
Hop-A-Long 10 52 1 England
20 Feb 2012 9:52AM
I am jealous, only because you have completed your decorating duties and I still have mine to do, at least our curtains were changed last year so there's no shopping for me.
Great shot of this Water Rail.
Not sure the software you use for noise reduction, but have you tried Noise Ninja, its a plugin for PS.

Briwooly 11 452 5 England
20 Feb 2012 10:40AM
Another excellent capture Ade

annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
20 Feb 2012 10:55AM
If they were noisy they were probably shouting a warning when they spotted you Smile
a fine shot Ade, no chance to even dream of waterbirds round here!
BTW I have acquired Topaz' DeNoise now and it is really good, I find it easier to fine tune than ninja. But then that can depend on the noise you camera produces.
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2012 11:42AM
Excellent! Well captured!
20 Feb 2012 11:44AM
Hi Ade great shot, elusive bird, gray
TonyDy Plus
8 7 3 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2012 11:56AM
Beautiful shot, Ade.
20 Feb 2012 1:49PM
A terrific image Ade.

OAKEY 9 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2012 2:42PM
Cracking capture Ade, with such an ISO speed think you've done really well, looks good to me!!
Richsr 10 91 223 England
20 Feb 2012 3:58PM
Well worked with this fine capture Ade.
Regards Richard
jasonrwl Plus
7 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2012 6:00PM
Terrific shot esp in the circumstances
Gezina 11 3 6 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2012 6:39PM
Great to see one in the open - very good capture Ade - Ina
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2012 7:16PM
Man's finest invention?

Venetian blinds!

Otherwise it would have been curtains for us allTongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongue
Or in your case, still isSmile

Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
21 Feb 2012 9:30AM
I see that Tomcat is persisting with his wisecracks, I think he will soon be facing his curtain call. He won't be laughing when that hosepipe ban comes into force in Northants!!!Wink
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2012 1:24PM
little dark on my screen but still a good shot
A Booth 15 11 4 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2012 7:16PM
good capture - colours and clarity of detail - first class.
21 Feb 2012 8:56PM
Great photo, i have never seen one of these, and would like to photograph one.
22 Feb 2012 3:43PM
I know another version of the 'Venetian Blinds Joke' Ade......a bit too rude to tell on here though Wink
Great pose and detail,
25 Feb 2012 7:01AM
Wonderful shot, Ade. bet you were chuffed with this.
Suehh 10 39 6 England
25 Feb 2012 7:28PM
Wonderful shot!

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