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Dimensions2500 x 2126
Original file size3.4 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceProPhoto RGB
Date taken3-Apr-10 09:31
Date modified3-Apr-10 10:07
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Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 7D
Focal length400 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.7
Exposure1/640 at f/5.6
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modeSpot
Day 93 - 3Apr2010 - Prairie Breakfast

Day 93 - 3Apr2010 - Prairie Breakfast

Hope you're not squeamish. This is a Merlin Falcon (id'd courtesy of my Uncle Joe - thanks!) dining on her breakfast of an unfortunate gull. Earlier, there were two crows trying to horn in on the meal, but the Merlin was having none of that. She was pretty patient with them, but eventually harassed them away. There's a couple of photos of that encounter, not quite as sharp as I'd like, in the Birds category.