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    Default Buff- banded Rail

    Species
    Common Name-Buff-banded Rail
    Scientific Name-gallirallus philippensis

    Date-24 June 2017

    Location-Fogg dam NT

    Camera Details
    Brand/Model-Canon 5Diii
    Lens-500 f4 ii +1.4 ext

    Camera Settings
    ISO-1600
    F-Stop-8
    Shutter Speed-1\3200
    Exposure Bias/Metering/Flash-+0.3 \Eval \ no

    Technique-Tripod down low, sitting on edge of dam wall

    Attraction Aides-NA

    Post Production-Crop and edits in LR6

    Notes-Could only shoot down at the Rail and could not get any separation from the background
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    Still looks good, Albie - I haven't seen one of these for ages.

    I don't see why you couldn't have got down with the crocodiles, though!

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    Nice one Albie - despite the busy background the bird stand out well

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    Nice one Albie... Nice crisp image.

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    Very sharp but as you say the background is a bit busy. If you ever get the chance to visit Heron Island (don't go in summer) these birds are now so numerous and tame that they even invade the restaurant.
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    Perhaps dependant upon where photo taken but these birds are not easy subjects in general. I reckon you've done well getting a shot in an open situation despite the background. Like the strong eye contact here.

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    Great work Albie - lovely to see one in the open.
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    Another good one for the trip Albie . I will get up that way one day so expect a call soon just to catch up .
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    Lovely shot Albie. I think shooting down on the bird worked well. I hardly see them in my area out in the open as they seem to pop out of the reeds at dusk and in the shade. Well done.

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    A nice shot. The background is great - it shows how well the bird is camouflaged.
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    Very nice, Albie. The bird is sharp and really stands out making it hard to even look at the background.

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    Nice result Albie. From your notes, I think I may have been taking photos of the same bird. I saw 2 but I think there may have been a few more present. The bird's colours are shown very well in this frame.

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    Bird looks good and lovely light Albie. Nicely done, Wilson

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