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Date taken25-May-11 10:10
Date modified28-May-11 20:03
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Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS-1D Mark III
Focal length840 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.7
Exposure1/160 at f/20
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
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Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Shutter priority
ISO speedISO 500
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_MG_0158 Swallowtail

_MG_0158 Swallowtail

We're seeing the graceful Swallowtail Kite most days now.

The favorite feeding field is one open to their acrobatic feeding practise and bordered by trees.

If the bugs in the field run out ~ they cruise low over the rees for different fare.

Here's a heavy duty paper on the Swallowtail and what it faces to survive.

http://www.bio.georgiasouthern.edu/bio-home/Chandler/Zimmerman.pdf