Discussion in 'Nature & Wildlife' started by uplander, Oct 27, 2008.
Here you go. What is it? Seldom seen, more often heard. I showed you mine .... you show me yours
I have no idea what is it (should really get me some educations in wildlife some day I think) but its a good shot - a shame that he turned his head to face you - was this shot wide open at f2.8? I tend to find that unless I can get a perfect side on shot depth of field means that with most animals you end up getting too much out of focus areas on the body - try stopping down a little - granted this makes shooting harder in difficult lighting, so open up if you have to for light.
Got to say though I do like the colours and look of this shot
That would be correct it is an Adult Sora.
I shot this with my EF 100-400 at f/7.1 1/400sec ISO 200
Correct ...Sora it is!
A member of the Rail family, this shy and reclusive bird is very hard to photograph. It lives in the marshes and is mostly heard and seldom seen.
I stood in waist deep water motionless for close to an hour just to see him and another 20 minutes to get a few shots.
Here he is again.
I have stood in the marsh awaiting the right instance only to see a glimpse of the elusive sora jumping into the next patch of tules. Good captures, love that L glass.:thumbup:
aww those are ace shots, great work
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