On Sunday, Adam and I headed to Rainham RSPB reserve and walked along the boardwalk to the dragonfly sculpture where Brenda, who works at the reserve, was looking for bearded reedlings/tits. While waiting and chatting I spotted something run along the edge of the reeds – moorhen or water rail? Turned out it was a water rail, and it stopped in an open spot!
Due to the varying level of sun and shooting handheld at f8.0 and 400+mm, I shot most of these at ISO800 and applied a bit of sharping and noise reduction. The results are pretty good, good old pentax K-5!