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Category:Animals
Subcategory:Birds
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Keywords:Clangula, Barnegat, Duck, Duck, Flapping, Island, Long-tailed, NJ, New Jersey, Oldsquaw, hyemalis""Barnegat
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Dimensions3004 x 2146
Original file size10.2 MB
Image typeTIFF
Color spacesRGB
Date taken18-Feb-12 15:59
Date modified19-Feb-12 14:37
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS-1Ds Mark III
Focal length700 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.7
Exposure1/1250 at f/7.1
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Long-tailed Duck

Long-tailed Duck

Clangula hyemalis
Barnegat Island, NJ

Even though the temperature was a balmy 48 degrees when we left the car, it felt much, much colder in the high winds at the end of the Barnegat Jetty. For about an hour there were flocks of Long-tailed Ducks, Harlequin Ducks, Suft Scoters, and Red-tailed Loons to keep us occupied. Our good luck faded quickly when a large fishing boat passed through the channel. It is funny how much colder it feels when there are no birds around. :)