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Low Light: Wild Animals

Challenge #1 in the Low Light series. Hosted by alaska_tim.
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Many animals are most active at dawn, dusk or even the dead of night. This makes photography of their activities difficult. Show us your best low light capture of wild animals in action. Please consider both the artistic quality of the photographs entered and how challenging the lighting was in creating the photograph when rating images.
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Tricolor Heron Closeup
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Taken handheld at 6pm on a February winter day, temp 48 degrees, after sunset, from no more than 7 feet away from the bird. ISO1600 and wide-open aperture needed for fast shutter speed. I was on my way out of the reserve after a day of shooting when this opportunity presented itself. Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Delray Beach, FL.
Submitted: Friday, 7th May, 2010 22:56 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 20th February, 2010
Focal length: 420 mm
Shutter speed: 1/400 sec
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 1600
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