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Uploaded 19-May-13
Taken 18-May-13

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Keywords:animals, birds, louisiana, white faced ibis juvenile
Photo Info

Dimensions1500 x 1000
Original file size467 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken18-May-13 08:42
Date modified19-May-13 11:48
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 7D
Focal length700 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.7
Exposure1/320 at f/6.3
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias+2/3 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 800
Metering modePattern
Juvenile White Faced Ibis

Juvenile White Faced Ibis

Recently out of the nest in the Maurapas Swamp and not yet flying. Juvenile white-faced ibis go through a remarkable transformation. Their beaks are very short when they hatch, likely because room inside the egg is at a premium. The beak grows rapidly and for some reason sports dramatic pinkish stripes until it is almost full size. As you can see, their plumage undergoes a big change as they mature, too.