A Virginia Rail and its reflection

A Virginia Rail and its reflectionA Virginia Rail and its reflection – Nikon D810, f7.1, 1/1250, ISO 640, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light

I am always thrilled when a Virginia Rail comes out into the open because typically they are shy, secretive marsh birds. They blend so easily into their habitat so that most of the time I only see a small portion of their body before they disappear. A few times in the past couple of weeks I have been able to see and photograph adult and juvenile Virginia Rails at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge and that has delighted me.

Life is good.

Mia

4 Comments

  1. Elephant's Child August 31, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    Just gorgeous.

  2. Liz Cormack August 31, 2015 at 6:51 am

    Such a pretty bird & I love the reflection.

  3. Bob Mcpherson August 31, 2015 at 5:42 am

    Beautiful picture, Mia.

  4. Patty Chadwick August 31, 2015 at 5:36 am

    What a beautiful, beautiful image!!! I like everything about it. The bird, the colors, the water, the reflection and the composition. Wonderful!!! That is such a curvy, pretty bird…WOW! Mia..this is a great one!

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