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Bending to the Task Photograph by Tim Laman
A California clapper rail hunts for crabs, worms, and fish in the Corte Madera Ecological Reserve north of San Francisco. The bird is listed as endangered, largely because of habitat loss: More than 90 percent of California's original wetlands have been destroyed through the expansion of farms and cities.
Camera: Canon EOS 1V Film Type: Fujichrome Provia 100 Lens: Canon 600m f/4 with 1.4x converter Speed and F-Stop: Approximately f/5.6 @ 1/250
Weather Conditions: Clear Time of Day: Early morning Lighting Techniques: Natural light shortly after sunrise Special Equipment or Comments: Big tripod, Wimberley head