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Purple Gallinule

Image # 1D2_07064

Wakodahatchee Wetlands


Canon 600L/f4 IS

ISO 400, f/4, 1/1600 second

Manual Exposure

Gitzo 1329/Arca Swiss B1/Wimberley Sidekick


We only saw this beautiful bird a couple of times during our shoot at Wakodahatchee, but this one gave me a pretty good opportunity.  I had just shot in an area with more shade, and had forgotten to readjust my (Manual) exposure settings, and was afraid I had overexposed this shot beyond recovery.  But thanks to shooting raw, and adjustments in Camera Raw, I was able to salvage the shot.  I also cloned out a dead brown leaf to the right of the Gallinule's head which lessened the visual impact of this photo.