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Taken 16-Jan-08
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Keywords:male, bird, female, Illinois, nest, aves, plainfield, Belted Kingfisher, alcedinidae, DuPage River, coraciiformes, Megaceryle, Megaceryle alcyon, AvianExcellence, cerylinae, 07 coraciiformes
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Dimensions1260 x 939
Original file size788 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken16-Jan-08 15:54
Date modified16-Jan-08 17:01
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
Focal length600 mm
Exposure1/1250 at f/5.6
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePartial
Belted Kingfisher (and nest)

Belted Kingfisher (and nest)

Previously uploaded as a "comment" photo. Now using it as an excuse to show a kingfisher nest. This nest was built into a mound of topsoil for a housing development. It is about one half mile from the DuPage River. I did some research and found that using a man-made "river bank" within range of a natural body of water is not too unusual.View large on blackwww.hardrain1.com