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The Virginia Rail moving over marshes

The Virginia Rail moving over marshes
Photo Information
Copyright: Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3415 W: 71 N: 9937] (37400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-07-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5100, Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-08-09 7:42
Viewed: 1897
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends the Virginia Rail,
when we don't have wildlife zoom
lens it is this kind of environmental
photos that we obtain !

1/1000s f/8.0 ISO1000
50mm (35mm eq:75mm)

from Birds of Nova Scotia website

« Its call is a guttural
repeated over and over again.

This sound is likely to be heard
after nightfall, coming from freshwater
marshes where lush reeds predominate.

Although capable of sustained flight,
when startled or pressed into flight
it will flutter weakly a short distance,
with legs dangling, before dropping
out of sight.

On the ground it may be seen moving
slowly along the muddy margin of a pool
bordered by rushes or running lightly
over the weedy surface, enabled by
its amazingly long toes. »



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Hi Asbed,
nice bird. Great point of view. Amazing colours. Perfect composition.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-08-09 11:38]

Hello Asbed,
Nice photo of this Virginia Rail in beautiful colours and good sharpness.

Ciao Asbed.
Splendida foto di questo acquitrino, con un esemplare di gallinella,ottimi dettagli ed un’eccellente nitidezza molto belli i colori bravo.
Ciao Marco.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-08-09 15:42]

Salut Asbed,c'est comme voir Jesus qui marche sur les eaux..ehehe...quelle capture,tu nous surprend une nouvelle fois avec cette magnifique photo! Excellent details malgre' la distance et tres jolie composition aussi.Mes compliments et belle soiree',Luciano

Hello Asbed,
A great capture with nice coloration, details & natural setting. Well composed & presented with a nice POV. TFS & best wishes...mon ami!


PS: Many thanks for your congrats. & kind words on previous TN post.

Ciao Asbed, lovely composition with beautiful natural ambientation, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Great action to catch Asbed. Love all the colour tones this bird has to offer. A shot like this can help others to spot them. A very clear image too. Good one. TFS Trevor

Hallo Asbed
The natural colours and details captured and displayed here is very eye-catching and striking. It is an image filled with natural beauty and no pretence. The inclusion of the natural surrounding here is great. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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