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Uploaded 17-Sep-13
Taken 13-Sep-13

10 of 29 photos
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Keywords:Louisiana, birds, snowy egret
Photo Info

Dimensions4042 x 2695
Original file size1.51 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken14-Sep-13 07:20
Date modified17-Sep-13 18:19
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS-1D X
Focal length500 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/1600 at f/10
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias+1 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Shutter priority
ISO speedISO 2000
Metering modePattern
Walking on Water

Walking on Water

Like many wading birds, snowy egrets usually get a running start when they take off. Note the configuration of the feathers on the top surface of the wing. They can control each feather individually, inspiring envy in aeronautical engineers as they reshape their wings for maximum lift at low speeds, then transition to flight configuration for lower drag at high speeds.