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Magnificent Frigatebird in Flight - Male

Image # 1D2_02404

near Jaco Beach


Canon 600L/f4 IS

ISO 400, f/11, 1/800 second

Manual Metering

Gitzo 1329/ArcaSwiss B1/Wimberley Sidekick


As we waited for the Scarlet Macaws to emerge from the trees, we saw quite a few Frigatebirds passing by, showing varying stages of breeding plumage. All of these flight shots were taken in mid-afternoon, with the sun not particularly low on the horizon, and not yet at a good angle to really light up the feathers on the underside of these dark-colored birds.