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Numenius phaeopus (Whimbrel)

There were only two of three of these running around close by, but they are quite funny to watch. They plunge that long beak deep into the mud hoping to pull up whatever they eat - they almost look like they are falling on their faces.


Age: Mature
Camera: Nikon D800
Date: Friday, March 10th, 2017 at 12:00 PM
Exposure: 1/500 sec at f6.3
Exposure Compensation: 851 ev
ISO: 200 asa
Lens: 400mm f2.8G ED VR AF-S NIKKOR + TC-20E III
With cropping (you see 25% of the image as shot), this lens is effectively a 1594mm lens on a 35mm camera
Region: Asia, Asia, East Asia, East Asia
Scientific Name: species related to Numenius phaeopus (Whimbrel)
Tag: Hong Kong, Mai Po Nature Reserve
Larger image: 1334 x 2000
Raw image: 2463 x 3694

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