Candid Life Photography | Birds | Female Frigate Bird Checking Males for Mate
Taken 7-Mar-14
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Categories & Keywords

Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:Galapagos, equatorial, sub-equatorial", mating, searching, gliding, soaring, split-tail, seeking, "seeking mate", breeding,
Photo Info

Dimensions4928 x 3280
Original file size13.2 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken7-Mar-14 22:43
Date modified7-Mar-14 22:43
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D4
Focal length120 mm
Focal length (35mm)120 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/3000 at f/8
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 560
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Female Frigate Bird Checking Males for Mate

Female Frigate Bird Checking Males for Mate

While the males sit on the ground, puffing out their huge bright red gular pouch on the front of their neck. She will pick one, settle beside him, but not necessarily stay. The others wait for her to leave him (she may not) and resume her search.