Goofy Clapper Rail - Realtime Edit

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This goofy Clapper Rail walked out of the marsh onto the open road and stopped right in the middle. I was thinking well this is a nice portrait when all of a sudden it looked up into the air and started appearing to try to grab at something. My best guess is that it was trying to catch insects but honestly it could just be another silly behavior from these strange birds. You can watch how I edited this photo in the video below.

• Location: Southern New Jersey marsh

• Exposure: 1/800 @ f/4

• ISO: 400

• Exposure Mode: Manual

• Focal Length: 500mm

• Lens: Nikon 500mm f/4 VR

• Camera: Nikon D4s


Nature photography has become a very passionate hobby of mine and whenever I get a chance I love to get outside and enjoy being outdoors. I am also the co-owner of KGM Expressions, a wedding and portrait photography business, with my wife Kim. This is how we make our living and I love that we get to do that together.