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With a soaked head and back, and water dripping from its bill, Rynchops niger (Black Skimmer) pulls up after a long, curving skimming run. The wake on the left is from this skimmer, the fainter wake on the right is from a skimmer that preceded this one.

f/6.3, 1/1600, ISO 320, AWB, evaluative, burst 6.5 fps, lens Canon EF 400mm L, handheld, Merritt Island NWR, FL, 3/28/08.

Exif: F Number: 6.3, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/1600 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 320, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 400.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D

Uploaded on April 07, 2008

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