Crushed Box Photography | Survival | Afternoon Snack
Taken 16-Feb-14

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Categories & Keywords

Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:BIRDS, Florida, Limpkin, Portrait, animal, beak, black, brown, close, feeding, green, shell, shellfish, sunlight, water drop, white, wildlife, yellow
Photo Info

Dimensions4498 x 2999
Original file size4.38 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken16-Feb-14 17:01
Date modified3-Jan-18 15:26
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 7D
Focal length500 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/1600 at f/4.5
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modeSpot
Afternoon Snack

Afternoon Snack

This was my first time seeing and photographing the very interesting Limpkin. I was lucky enough to have a pair of them start feeding right in front of me in the gorgeous afternoon Florida sun. They were very good at finding these shellfish and every few attempts one would come up with one in its beak. After finding the shell they would take it to the shoreline and pound on it with their beak until they opened it. They are a somewhat odd bird but it was really neat to watch the feeding behavior. Taken in Fellsmere Florida.