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Water Rail

By BlackNinja
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

Tags: Rutland Water rail Wildlife and nature

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2 Jun 2008 7:48PM
Great timing


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2 Jun 2008 7:50PM
great shot. Smile
Barbaraj Plus
10 450 England
2 Jun 2008 7:50PM
Well captured bird.
Great shot of a rare bird,the worms a bonus!David
fotodayz 9 179 1 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 7:53PM
wow well done
Another top quality shot (of a bird which I'd never even heard of!)
Well done.
Smile Lucy
2 Jun 2008 7:58PM
Great shot, well done.
User_Removed 9 78 1 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 8:04PM
Brilliant detailed capture of a very shy bird

vagabond Plus
11 39 1 Wales
2 Jun 2008 8:06PM
Lovely capture.
stunning shot
2 Jun 2008 8:07PM
Well done to get a pic of this elusive bird, well done.

Dave H
fatmod Plus
11 22 England
2 Jun 2008 8:11PM
superb capture
2 Jun 2008 8:18PM
ace detail
2 Jun 2008 8:19PM
excellent shot Charlie, i am very jealous.. Smile
Paul_cats Plus
12 61 22 Scotland
2 Jun 2008 8:37PM
Superb capture. So full of detail and lovely colour.
p.s. Have changed username.... was robin1.
2 Jun 2008 8:53PM
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.
Stunning shot, congrats. on your 30 well deserved.
dmhuynh72 Plus
10 44 3 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 8:58PM
great shot again. excellent clarity
gerrymac Plus
10 10 1 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 9:06PM
Ist class shot ,very well done
Newtman Plus
11 2 5
2 Jun 2008 9:11PM
This is a great shot of a very shy species. Well caught.
2 Jun 2008 9:17PM
lonely_oryx Plus
10 61 55 England
2 Jun 2008 9:20PM
Excellent capture
2 Jun 2008 9:35PM
You are lucky to see a Water Rail let alone capture such a super sharp shot
well done
Great capture in a natural setting. Sylvia
Nick_w Plus
10 4.3k 99 England
2 Jun 2008 10:09PM
you know your birds well done . kaz
MrsS Plus
11 4.5k 18 England
2 Jun 2008 10:41PM
What a super shot, yet again, Charlie Smile

Fran x
cats_123 Plus
13 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
2 Jun 2008 10:55PM
excellent in detail and colour

3 Jun 2008 12:06AM
wow superb detail great shot Dawn
FeatherFriend Plus
10 38 217 England
3 Jun 2008 1:25AM
An awesome shot, well done.
anpix Plus
9 88 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2008 6:58AM
Amazing well done i really like the detail in the feathers
3 Jun 2008 7:12AM
Nice image of a difficult species ....
harrattp Plus
11 11 4 England
3 Jun 2008 8:06AM
Nicely captured with nice feather detail. Well done.
Cracking detail in this one Charlie and with food. well done Smile
marc484ie Plus
11 31 1 Ireland
3 Jun 2008 10:08AM
Hi Charlie,

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

Keep up the good work!
3 Jun 2008 4:10PM
Fantastic shot charlie!!Wish I,d seen one to phtograph
excellent shot
Stunning capture, well done.

lovely shot blackninja
Get back to school and stop showing us all up.
( only kidding ) super image super score.
3 Jun 2008 7:40PM
The detail and clarity are superb,excellent shot Charlie.
Well captured...............

piccy Plus
11 8 Wales
3 Jun 2008 7:43PM
Great shot - well done, and a worm too.
Gezina Plus
11 3 6 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2008 7:47PM
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
3 Jun 2008 7:52PM
Another first class shot, well done Charlie,
great shot with the worm as well Bryan
nickyv32 Plus
10 135 England
3 Jun 2008 8:50PM
Wonderful capture, well taken.

rmr Plus
10 1 Wales
3 Jun 2008 8:56PM
another super capture charlie well done
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
Another great shot

3 Jun 2008 9:14PM
Stunning shot Charlie... wonderful detail!

Well done

3 Jun 2008 9:32PM
cracking shot
3 Jun 2008 10:42PM
you lucky blighter i have seen loads of these and only got one blured one you are the best frank
3 Jun 2008 10:54PM
This is one of the best water rail pictures I have seen. Very well done, Charlie.

3 Jun 2008 11:00PM
Nice capture.
fab clear sharp detailed shot
well taken you have a fab p/f
keep them comin
4 Jun 2008 3:30PM

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

Paddy Plus
15 254 8 England
4 Jun 2008 4:29PM
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

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
4 Jun 2008 6:46PM
Excellent so much detail well done
4 Jun 2008 8:52PM
Superb shot, never seen one of these birds before. well done.
Maiwand Plus
11 3 73 England
4 Jun 2008 9:44PM
They are indeed hard to get Charlie. This is an excellent capture.
5 Jun 2008 10:17AM
Fantastic shot, well done.

5 Jun 2008 3:52PM
This is superb just superb. Well taken.

boony Plus
11 978 3 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2008 4:30PM
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.
Fab shot charlie, i agree the worm is a fab touch
Chez x.
cameracat Plus
14 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
6 Jun 2008 9:49PM
Seriously good work...........!
6 Jun 2008 10:16PM
Great shot love the red eye
6 Jun 2008 10:22PM
For someone so young you have a great understanding of composition and timing.
Well done and keep at it.
Paddy Plus
15 254 8 England
7 Jun 2008 6:40AM

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
franfoto Plus
10 2 32 England
7 Jun 2008 7:30PM
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,
9 Jun 2008 6:53PM
Superb shot Charlie. Lovely colours, DOF and comp. Did you have to sit and wait ages for this one - timings is great too!
tigertimb Plus
10 40 66 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2008 7:38AM
Excellent shot; lovely detail and a great catch with the worm
Marian Plus
12 62 England
10 Jun 2008 4:43PM
WOW, what a good image!!! 106 clicks also says this is EXCELLENT.
sneal Plus
10 5 7 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2008 5:21AM
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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