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Brown Quail

Brown Quail (Image ID 42564)
Photographed bySteve Mantle on Sun 2nd Aug, 2020 and uploaded on Sat 26th Sep, 2020 .
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ID42564
CommentLate afternoon, down low with a myriad quails coming in for a drink at a small puddle on a seldom used gravel track bisecting local farms and council owned swampland. I had been trying over several days to isolate some birds at this exact spot and I even topped up the puddle on a couple of occasions. There are so many quails at this location that my biggest challenge was capturing an isolated bird and its reflection without having brown blobs photo-bombing in the background, or running into the shot at great velocity from either side. It's amazing what can happen between focusing and pressing the shutter down! In any event I was able to manage a handful of tolerable images, this being my favourite.
EquipmentCanon EOS 5D Mark IV
TAMRON SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD A011
ƒ/6.7 @450.0 mm 1/2000 ISO 1000
Prone under camo throw
LocationPort Macquarie, New South Wales
Keywordsadult
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