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Dimensions1750 x 1250
Original file size794 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken30-Jul-12 16:33
Date modified2-Aug-12 10:48
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 7D
Focal length310 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.7
Exposure1/3200 at f/5.6
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 800
Metering modePattern
_MG_0649 ID Shot Nighthawk

_MG_0649 ID Shot Nighthawk

The usual subtle varaitions are open to the experts to determine the kind of nighthawks so I'll post further when I get an ID Confirmation.

That said ~ the sound and markings appeared to be the common nighthawk. The fat flight and low-light conditions make this bird a photographic challenge!