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Old Dec 8, 2013, 1:41 AM   #1
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Default a not-so-elusive rail

took advantage of a beautiful, clear, but very cold day (27F was the high), and stopped off at my favorite park down in Kirkland on the way to a frame shop to get a couple of prints framed. it was pretty quiet... the lagoon was frozen over, which kept a lot of the teals and such out, and i suspect some were just hunkered down somewhere trying to keep warm. anyway, i spotted this virginia rail at the edge of the lagoon, hunting for lunch. these guys are normally very shy and don't come out in the open often, but there were very few people around, and i don't think this little fella knew i was there... 7D, 100-400 @ 260mm, 1/800 @ f/8, -1EV. the last one's cropped a bit for compositional purposes...





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Old Dec 8, 2013, 1:43 AM   #2
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Lovely shots Rocky.

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Old Dec 8, 2013, 7:03 AM   #3
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Super, Great find
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Old Dec 8, 2013, 10:21 AM   #4
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Fantastic Rocky, beautiful captures. You must have been ninja quiet and it looks like he was right below you. Well done my friend.

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Old Dec 8, 2013, 1:10 PM   #5
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Nice capture of the Rail! I have been trying to get a pictures of one, I have no luck so far!
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It is a very interesting bird, I had never seen any of those.
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