The Clapper Rail (Rallus longirostris) inhabits marshy saltwater wetlands and feeds on small animals and plants. They are secretive, long-billed, long-necked, and relatively large. Their measure about 15 inches in length and about 10 ounces in weight. Of the three geographic subspecies, the Atlantic Clappers are not as colorful as those seen on the Gulf coast or on the California coast.
This Clapper Rail standing in shallow, muddy water was photographed at the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Absecon, New Jersey on 7-17-2013. I used a Nikon D7000 camera body and a Nikon 300mm f/2.8 vr2 lens to capture this image. Settings: 1/1250, f/6.3, ISO 1000.
I am honored that my photograph was featured in the Fine Art America groups:
Animal Photographs, 10-29-2017
Wild Birds Of The World, 10-30-2017
FAA Portraits - Birds, 10-30-2017
Wildlife One-A-Day, 11-1-2017
Pure Nature Photography, 11-20-2017
Poetic Poultry, 11-21-2017
10 Plus, 11-23-2017
Images That Excite You, 11-30-2017
FAA Portrait Gallery, 12-8-2017
All Natural Beauty Of This World, 12-9-2017