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Dimensions2086 x 2495
Original file size2.27 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken16-Dec-07 10:51
Date modified14-Oct-09 09:00
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D200
Focal length300 mm
Focal length (35mm)450 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/2500 at f/5.6
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 400
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Wandering Albatross 6280

Wandering Albatross 6280

Wandering Albatross (Diomedea exulans), Toroa, off
Kaikoura.

I picked up this bird through my lens as it came swooping in. It made just one pass, at fairly high speed, and then was off. I had no idea of scale, although I was surprised that I could still see it so clearly when I finally lowered my camera. It wasn't until I got home that I realised what I had captured. This bird probably had a wingspan of 3 metres or more!