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Magnificent Frigate Birds

The Dry Tortugas are amazing places to see Magnificent Frigatebirds (Fregata Magnificens).  This female Magnificent Frigatebird soared right above our heads as we stood on the wall of Ft. Jefferson and came back for pass after pass, just eyeballing us.

All photos were made on this trip.

Camera: Canon 1D MkIV
Exposure: 1/1600
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 300mm
ISO: 400

 

Camera: Canon 1D MkIV
Exposure: 1/5000
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 300mm
ISO: 800

 

Camera: Canon 1D MkIV
Exposure: 1/2000
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 300mm
ISO: 800

 

Camera: Canon 1D MkIV
Exposure: 1/8000
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 300mm
ISO: 800

 

This is a male of the species, I think a juvenile.

Camera: Canon 1D MkIV
Exposure: 1/2000
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 300mm
ISO: 400

 

Camera: Canon 1D MkIV
Exposure: 1/8000
Aperture: f/4.5
Focal Length: 104mm
ISO: 800

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