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Purple Gallinule Adult

Image # 1D2_04793

Anhinga Trail


Canon 600L/f4 IS with 1.4x II Teleconverter

ISO 500, f/5.6, 1/2000 second

Manual Exposure

Gitzo 1329/ArcaSwiss B1/Wimberley Sidekick


We saw several Purple Gallinules during our time at Anhinga Trail, but typical for the species, they were very shy and elusive, staying mostly obscured in and among the shoreline vegetation. Every once in a while, though, one would venture out in the clear, affording shots like this one.