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The Virginia Rail

The Virginia Rail
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: 2012-07-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5100
Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2013-01-18 16:47
Viewed: 1601
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, last summer one day
with our friend Pierre (pierrefonds)
I have met him for a bird photo shooting.

That day Pierre lend me a 70-300mm lens
to try it, but it was only a AF lens and
with my Nikon D5100 to can autofocus
I need AF-S lenses, so with that lens
I was forced to go manual focusing.

From this bird I have another photo with
that lens, that I will post another time.

Photo shot from a footbridge
passing trough the marshes.

1/250s f/11.0 ISO800
135mm (35mm eq:202mm)

from the All About Birds website

A secretive bird of freshwater marshes,
the Virginia Rail most often remains hidden
in dense vegetation. It possesses many
adaptations for moving through its habitat,
including a laterally compressed body,
long toes, and flexible vertebrae.



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  • deons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 0 N: 55] (595)
  • [2013-01-18 21:51]

Hi Asbed
Very nice photo of the Rail.
The background complements the bird very well.


There he is! Stunning and with a snail or some piece of food in his beak! Well done...good colors. Water a little too blue, so did a WS.


羽毛清楚 嘴巴還吃著小蟲

unique and beautiful bird in action. nice colors on the wings and good background. tfs.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-01-19 3:30]

Hello Asbed,
Nice photo of this rail in its natural ambience, beautiful colours.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-01-19 5:05]

Hello Asbed,
A nice close-up of this Rail that is sharp where in focus, taken with good natural colours and set in a pleasing composition.
Thanks and enjoy your weekend,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-01-19 6:01]

Hello Asbed
exciting bird. Real nice with the light hitting the feathers. The red ambience on the beak is lovely and the effect of the water is nice too.
A pleasant view.


Ciao Asbed, great capture of lovely bird, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful bright colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Asbed,
Excellent sharp details image of a Virginia Rail including its natural surroundings.
TFS and my regards,

Hello Asbed,
you use a beautiful light also, which is very vital.
very nice shot.
best wishes,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-01-19 9:06]

Hi Asbed,perfect manual focusing as i can see,the best details despite the backlight and great colors as usual! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hi Asbed,
really interesting bird. Nice natural colours. Excellent point of view. Nice presentation.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Asbed,
An excellent capture with beautiful colors, details & natural setting. Well composed & presented with a lovely POV. Nice work...mon ami. TFS & best wishes!


Hi Asbed
Steady hand on the focus. Beautiful scene, I really appreciate how well you have held the detail in the Rail considering the angle of the light. Very composed from a good POV. Nice hi-lights in the water
Thanks for sharing
Best wishes

Hello Asbed
Interesting bird and impressive photo with wonderful colors and good sharpness

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