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Southern Lapwing Portrait

Image # 1D2_05241

Pantanal, Brazil


Canon 600L/f4 IS with 1.4x II Teleconverter

ISO 500, f/5.6, 1/1250 second

Manual Exposure

Gitzo 1325/ArcaSwiss B1/Wimberley Sidekick

Both this and the previous shot demonstrate the short "spikes" present on the wings, a detail I hadn't noticed previously. The eye color, contracting colors, and iridescent feathers (not particularly prominent on this cloudy day), make for a visually impressive bird.