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Wood Rail

Wood Rail
Photo Information
Copyright: Annick Vanderschelden (vanderschelden) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 74 N: 7464] (30441)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 400mm 2.8 IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-31 8:17
Viewed: 3490
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Photo from unidentified bird in captivity is taken in the 'Olmense zoo'.
ID search in progress...
Thanks for critiques yesterday...
Have a nice weekend!

Update...so far it is a Giant Wood Rail. I refer also to Peter's critique...

Camera Model Name
Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Shooting Date/Time
15/08/2007 16:13:20
Tv(Shutter Speed)

Av(Aperture Value)
Metering Modes
Evaluative metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
EF400mm f/2.8L IS USM
Focal Length
400,0 mm
Image size
3888 x 2592
Image Quality
White Balance
AF mode
One-Shot AF

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To cuckooroller: Thanks for critique...vanderschelden 1 08-31 10:08
To claudine: Hi Claudinevanderschelden 2 08-31 09:19
To PeterZ: Thank you, Peter!vanderschelden 1 08-31 09:08
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I always repeat myself but what else to say before such a great picture? This is another high quality portrait of a beautiful and colorful specie that I didn't know :) Details, exposure and compo are perfect! Wonderful! Are you happy with your new toy? I have heard that they experiment some little technical bugs but I can't remember what exactly :(((

Hello Annick,
Wonderful portrait of this bird. I think it's a Wood-Rail (little wood-rail - aramides mangle?) Everything in this photo looks perfect.

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-08-31 8:55]

I can't say that I like such birds best of all, but focus and detail of this picture are wonderful. Great color and DOF.

Hi Annick
Ha! Red, yellow, blue, brown and gray. And all the colors are separated. Very nice image. I like the composition of a portrait and nice OOF buckground
Best wishes

Peter had the genus right. Certainly Aramides. A. mangle has no grey coloration on the underparts. In my judgment, this is a young (because of the apparent shortness of the bill) Aramides ypecaha. It is unfortunate that you did not take a full-body shot, it would have made the ID easier. The confusion species is Aramides saracura (one of the reasons I have eliminated this bird is that the coloration of the throat front and breast is just too light - would have been darker and bluer in this bird rather than greyish-blue).

beautiful picture of the bird.

Excellent color, contrast, and details. I love the brightness of the eye, the crop, not to mention the overall composition. The bill is sharply defined - not to mention in sharp focus color-wise. Wonderful, wonderful capture.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-08-31 17:28]

Hola Annick. Me agrad la foto. Exelente iluminacion y gran colorido de esta especie de ave nueva para mi. Saludos Luis52.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-09-01 1:21]

Hi Annick,
a lovely portrait shot of this Wood Rail.
Very sharp and crisp with superb clarity.
Excellent detail in the feathers.
Well done,

bonjour annick
no comment!!!!!!!!!!!!!

hello annick
comme dirait laurent, pas de commentaire a faire car tout est superbe, macro parfaite, détails, couleurs,bg tout est bon, bravo+++++++++++++
merci a toi de nous faire réver
bien amicalement

What an exceptionally crisp image, Annick!
I love the eye of the bird. It is so beautiful.
Thanks for sharing this great image.

Magnifique fros plan avec tant de détails.

Wonderful portrait, The colors are excellent and the details are amazing. The eyes are a excellent
Goutham R

Hi Annick, great portrait with wonderful details and splendid colors, lovely details and great sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-09-02 10:16]

Hello Annick
The colours in this shot are striking.The plumage detail is amazing.Razor sharp focus and sharpness of detail.The POV and DOF are well done.The OOF BG is super.TFS


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-09-03 1:42]

Hi Annick,
Wonderful shot with sharp and nice colour tones on its plumage. The red eyes and the yellow bill look gorgeous. Superb lighting and a precise DOF allows the bird to stand out from the BG perfectly. Excellent POV and very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • gelor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 124 W: 3 N: 12] (523)
  • [2007-09-03 2:12]

Là, je ne fais plus de commentaire, je dis simplement parfait ! Félicitations.

Hi Annick,
Nice colors and composition
well done

Beautiful capture, Anick. Great focus (I especially like the details in the feathers). Perfect use of the limited DoF to isolate the bird. Nice light. Nicely composed, too.

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