Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon

Real Nice Rail

Real Nice Rail

I almost forgot about this shot of a Virginia Rail at the Ridgefield NWR from back on June 26, 2014.  Certainly not the most picturesque background but – the rail’s favorite environment – long grass and water.  Sometimes these birds will surprise you and come out in the open for a fleeting second, which is about all the time I had here to take the shot.  It was overcast and dark, requiring a high ISO and slow shutter speed.

Canon 5D Mark III, 1/125, f4, ISO 2500, 500mm, 8:03 a.m.

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