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Purple Gallinule

Image # 1D2_02638

Anhinga Trail


Canon 600L/f4 IS with 1.4x II Teleconverter

ISO 500, f/5.6, 1/500 second

Manual Metering

Gitzo 1329/ArcaSwiss B1/Wimberley Sidekick


We saw a few Purple Gallinules at Anhinga, and characteristically, they stayed hidden and obscured by vegetation most of the time. You have to be ready when they make a brief appearance out in the open! The sky was cloudy for this shot, unfortunately, and the iridescence of its feathers doesn't show up as well.