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Dimensions2461 x 3570
Original file size815 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken3-May-11 14:20
Date modified9-May-11 19:49
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS-1D Mark III
Focal length840 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.7
Exposure1/6400 at f/6.3
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias-1/3 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 500
Metering modePattern
_MG_0082 Das Bug Meister

_MG_0082 Das Bug Meister

Swallowtail kite soaring overhead after a successful hunt for bugs in the field. The wide forked-tail permits their extreme acrobatics.

The 50" wingspan and small "undercarrage" combine to require this bird to fly or land in the trees.

Their body structure make a land takeoff difficult if not impossible.