Clapper Rail

Uploaded: September 10, 2018 | Entered: September 10, 2018 07:53:52


I wasn't familiar with this bird when I took the photo. But I got it ID'ed, and it is a Clapper Rail, which isn't endangered as of yet, but is on the decline, mainly because of their habitat being disturbed by humans moving in closer to their habitat. I shot this handheld, Canon 7D Mark II, Canon 100-400mm L lens at 400mm, f8, 1/640, ISO 160 with polarizing filter on because of the harsh light around 3:30 in the afternoon. I took this in Huntington Beach State Park, Murrells Inlet, SC a few weeks ago.


John Koepfer @PresentPleasures September 10, 2018

Skillful shot Shirley, such great detail, light and love the timing catching the splash!! #1714371

Shirley D. Freeman level-deluxe September 10, 2018

Thank you, John. I appreciate that. <>< #11724700

Patrick Rouzes level-classic September 11, 2018

Not familiar with it either, but it's beautiful, Shirley. Fantastic tones, textures, clarity & capture! #11724733

Bojan Bencic level-classic September 11, 2018

Great capture and info, Shirley. Interesting bird. #11724739

Shirley D. Freeman level-deluxe September 11, 2018

Thank you, Patrick. <>< #11724740

Shirley D. Freeman level-deluxe September 11, 2018

Thank you, Bojan. <>< #11724741

Emile Abbott level-deluxe September 11, 2018

Spa day for this bird I have not seen before. Excellent timing and wildlife capture, Shirley. #11724777

Shirley D. Freeman level-deluxe September 11, 2018

Thank you, Emile. <>< #11724792

Nancy L. Green level-classic September 11, 2018

He certainly seems to be enjoying himself! praying for your and yours with the hurricane headed your way, Psalm 91!! <>< #11724831

Shirley D. Freeman level-deluxe September 11, 2018

Thank you, Nancy. We are inland, so hoping by the time it gets to us it won't be too bad. The ones on the coast have been told to evacuate. <>< #11724835

Terry Cervi level-classic September 11, 2018

What a awesome shot with excellent detail, Shirley!! #11724923

Shirley D. Freeman level-deluxe September 12, 2018

Thank you, Terry, I really appreciate that. <>< #11724978

Chuck Green level-classic September 14, 2018

Terrific image, Shirley! <>< #11725402

Rudi Reiner level-classic October 08, 2018

Excellent capture of detail and movement Shirley, nice shot! #11729829

Shirley D. Freeman level-deluxe October 08, 2018

Thank you, Rudi. <>< #11729873

Jill Odice level-classic November 07, 2018

Great capture with such nice detail! Interesting info also! #11735796

Shirley D. Freeman level-deluxe November 07, 2018

Thank you, Jill. <>< #11735797

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