Big Foot in the Swamp

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Purple Gallinule in the Florida swamps. Many places have boardwalks, so I couldn’t get as low as I would have wished. I can get down flat on the boardwalk, but getting UP is the problem…

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Technical Details

Sony A1
200-600 @ 600
Exposure Time: 1/2500 sec
F Number: f/8
ISO Speed Ratings: ISO 8000
Exposure Program: Manual
Metering Mode: Average
Exposure Bias: 0 EV (zebra display)

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In addition to this being a beautiful photo in all respects; the title is wonderful. In my sometimes goofy interpretation of things I see in the glance of the bird toward the big foot a thought: Is that mine?

Cool image, Sandy. The raised foot looks unreal coming out of the vegetation like that. Those not in know would have trouble believing it was attached to the bird.

These birds are so cool @SandyR-B. Their natural colors are so amazing. You caught this at a great moment with that huge foot out front like that.

Love the colors. The foot adds a lot to the image. Nice environmental setting.