Birds

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When not sitting in the red heather, the dark Arctic Skua has a well camouflaged look, merging into the surroundings. But as a light colored phase is also common, I guess camouflage is not their first priority. Nor their first need, taking their aggressive parasitic behavior into account.
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Submitted: Wednesday, 9th May, 2012 08:42 (GMT)
Taken: Monday, 16th May, 2011
Focal length: 500 mm
Shutter speed: 1/200 sec
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 320
Notes: Tripod. Lens + EC-20 teleconverter.
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