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    Virginia Rail

    A small wary bird that lives in the marsh area. Virtually unseen due to normally remaining under the grasses and in blackberry bushes. On ocassion if you are lucky you will see one moving from one bush to another on the companionship trail. To get a shot you must be patient and ready as they stop only for a split second. Many of my shots were of part animal all blurr, partially to a slower than like shutter as it is quite dark in the undergrowth and it was raining. 400mm Iso 400 @ f5.6-8 1/100sec C&C always welcome

    Virginia Rail

    Virginia Rail

    Virginia Rail

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    Re: Virginia Rail

    Given the circumstances you describe, Paul, these captures are all the more remarkable.

    It is the fact that you have captured such high quality, detailed images of such an elusive creature that makes your achievement an example of wonderful dedication to your craft.

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    Re: Virginia Rail

    I'll second what Donald said Paul. You've got more patience than me ! Well done.

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    Re: Virginia Rail

    Great shots

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    Re: Virginia Rail

    Thanks guys. Donald you are to kind. I'll take it though, tis a tuff critter to get a shot of much less one not blurred beyond recognition.

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    Re: Virginia Rail

    Thanks Paul I dont believe i've ever seen one. now I have . I like the 1st picture I like the way I can see his toes under water. And theres something about the highlights in the water make the scene look as if I am seeing it for myself. I dont know if that makes sense to you , lol but I know what I mean. I wonder if we have them birds here in Tn.

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    Re: Virginia Rail

    Thanks James. Yes! Yes you do have them....they are on the list. http://www.tnbirds.org/TBRC/TBRC_checklist.html

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