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Female Common Loon with Chicks
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Female Common Loon with Chicks
Female Common Loon with a pair of chicks that are about 45 days old. Only 1 out of every 4 chicks survives its first year, and these two are doing well so far. In 1983, there were less than 200 loon pairs in Michigan and they are a protected species. Their biggest predators are the owners of jet skis who have no idea what 'protected species' even means.
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Captured: Jul 10, 2012
Uploaded: Jul 18, 2012 (UTC)
Focal length: 101.5 mm
Shutter speed: 1/250 sec
Aperture: F5.3
ISO: 200
Exposure comp.: -0.33


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