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Virginia Rail

Virginia Rail
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Copyright: Trevor McLeod (rapidshot) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 419] (2844)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC H50
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-06-15 7:11
Viewed: 2686
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
There was dozens of these Virgiia Rail birds in the swamp this morning running between the reeds. I got one very lucky shot as he came into the clearing for a second only.

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Like other rails, the Virginia Rail prefers to escape danger by running through marsh vegetation rather than flying. If forced to fly in order to escape it will only fly a short distance. Regardless of its apparent weak flight, it migrates long distances each year.
Because they are reclusive birds and quick runners, Virginia Rails are rarely seen and many of their characteristics and behaviors have not been documented.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-06-15 9:55]

Very nice, I like this Photo!

Hi Trevor

Good shot of this rail, you were lucky indeed
Excellent sharpness and good composition.


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