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Virginia Rail


Virginia Rail
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Copyright: PETER TAMAS (sirianul) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 509] (3544)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon EF500/4L IS
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-05-26 19:17
Viewed: 2065
Points: 10
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Just came from famous bird site Carden Alvar. Fast processing for everybody to enjoy.

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.

Cool Facts
•The forehead feathers of the Virginia Rail are adapted to withstand wear from pushing through dense marsh vegetation.
•The Virginia Rail can swim under water, propelling itself with its wings. It swims in this way probably only to flee predators.
•The Virginia Rail and other rail species have the highest ratio of leg muscles to flight muscles of any birds.
•The Virginia Rail builds numerous "dummy nests" in addition to the one where eggs are actually laid.

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  • Daffy (95)
  • [2012-05-26 19:28]

Very clear pic of the Virgnia Rail!

AWESOME!!!!!! just love the detail and rich browns those brite orange eyes and beak..this is truly splendid! TFS!

Hello Peter
Beautiful bird and capture.Great POV and composition,wonderful colours and details.Congrats!
Thank You
Kind regards
J.Diogo

Ciao Peter.
Sorprendente nitidezza di questo uccello,con ottimi dettagli,stupendi i colori naturali ed un’ottina composizione bella complimenti.
Ti auguro una buona settimana ciao Marco.

Hello Peter! Shot looks very 3 dimensional from the POV you chose. Superb clarity from head to tail! Interesting notes. Well done! TFS! Linda

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