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p.1 #1 · virginia rail + bonus lesser scaup


hi folks

man spring birds are LATE to the northeast this year. virginia rails are back though and i caught up with this one at great meadows nwr in concord this weekend.

these shots were obtained without the use of a tape (which is more than i can say for some of my other rail shots!)

enjoy

dorian




through a window in the reeds, tight crop required to avoid other reeds.....

  Canon EOS-1D Mark IV    EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x lens    700mm    f/8.0    1/200s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  






emerging from reeds, i like this since it is normally how you see them.....

  Canon EOS-1D Mark IV    EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x lens    700mm    f/5.6    1/1000s    400 ISO    -0.3 EV  






very lucky for this guy to come out in such great light!

  Canon EOS-1D Mark IV    EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x lens    700mm    f/8.0    1/250s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  






lesser scaup - not sure what the brown junk on his bill is though....

  Canon EOS-1D Mark IV    EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x lens    700mm    f/7.1    1/4000s    400 ISO    -1.0 EV  




Apr 28, 2013 at 10:15 PM
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p.1 #2 · virginia rail + bonus lesser scaup


Very nice. Those scaups are usually far away


Apr 28, 2013 at 10:27 PM
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p.1 #3 · virginia rail + bonus lesser scaup


Very nice work Dorian. The 3rd rail shot is super. It does seem to look out of place without reeds, but a lovely shot of its excursion to the beach.


Apr 29, 2013 at 01:15 AM
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p.1 #4 · virginia rail + bonus lesser scaup


Very nice Dorian. You have great light in all of these, but 2 is my pick ~ Ron


Apr 29, 2013 at 02:02 AM
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p.1 #5 · virginia rail + bonus lesser scaup


Very neat captures Dorian. Congrats.

Jude



Apr 29, 2013 at 02:08 AM
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p.1 #6 · virginia rail + bonus lesser scaup


All are terrific images, Dorian.
#2 is my favorite by a small margin, though, because the bird is engulfed by all the surrounding plants- yet you got a clear shot of it.
They really ARE beautiful birds.
Charlie



Apr 29, 2013 at 02:42 AM
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p.1 #7 · virginia rail + bonus lesser scaup


Beautiful light in these, Dorian. all look properly exposed and show fine detail
Socrate



Apr 29, 2013 at 03:33 AM
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p.1 #8 · virginia rail + bonus lesser scaup


Love the Rail, Scaups are pretty common in winter here in Southern California
I'll trade you

-Tim



Apr 29, 2013 at 07:39 AM
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p.1 #9 · virginia rail + bonus lesser scaup


very nice Dorian.. #3 for me


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p.1 #10 · virginia rail + bonus lesser scaup


Wonderful series Dorian !

Birdie



Apr 29, 2013 at 06:47 PM
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p.1 #11 · virginia rail + bonus lesser scaup


Great work here Dorian, I'm another fan of no.3.

Paul.



Apr 29, 2013 at 07:24 PM
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p.1 #12 · virginia rail + bonus lesser scaup


Beautiful shots Dorian. #3 is a real beauty.
David



Apr 29, 2013 at 07:46 PM
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p.1 #13 · virginia rail + bonus lesser scaup


Beautiful set, Dorian. I especially like the last two.
Chris



Apr 29, 2013 at 09:32 PM
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p.1 #14 · virginia rail + bonus lesser scaup


Wow Dorian, you did get lucky with 3!!! It looks like he is walking down the street! The first two look so familiar, you could have shot that in same place I find these guys 3,000 miles away from you. Real nice work on them, the light really sets off their colors nicely. The bonus Scaup is excellent shot in its own right. Well done

Tim



Apr 29, 2013 at 11:11 PM
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p.1 #15 · virginia rail + bonus lesser scaup


Great series, Dorian. The rail looks both delicate and stocky at the same time. Wonderful light on the scaup.

Greg



Apr 30, 2013 at 01:41 AM
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p.1 #16 · virginia rail + bonus lesser scaup


What a superb series. You managed to nail the rails in the reeds and then as a bonus get one in the open...that just doesn't happen Well done!
Eric



Apr 30, 2013 at 03:01 AM
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p.1 #17 · virginia rail + bonus lesser scaup


Congrats on the VR encounter... 2 and 3 are both great, 3 is amazing.
Nice low angle perspective on the Scaup... well done Dorian.

Kirk



Apr 30, 2013 at 03:13 AM





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