Photo Info

Dimensions5268 x 3150
Original file size4.28 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken31-Jul-11 12:21
Date modified5-Aug-11 16:09
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS-1D Mark III
Focal length840 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.7
Exposure1/4000 at f/6.3
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Shutter priority
ISO speedISO 400
Metering modePattern
_MG_0150 Inflight Refueling

_MG_0150 Inflight Refueling

The 50 inch wingspread and tiny landing gear force the Swallowtail Kite to remain aloft for most dinners.

The beautiful flyers land in trees to eliminate the takeoff problem. They take water by "skimming" the LaChua Sink ~ a precision operation!