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Photo Info

Dimensions3600 x 5400
Original file size9.32 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken4-May-11 10:46
Date modified26-May-17 17:56
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D2X
Focal length420 mm
Focal length (35mm)630 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/2500 at f/5
FlashFired, return light detected
Exposure bias-1/3 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Tree Swallow_JF07828

Tree Swallow_JF07828

Natural tree cavities, like this one, are in high demand in the breeding season. Many birds, like this Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor), depend on natural cavities in trees to provide them with a more secure nesting site.

This particular male Tree Swallow had to maintain a vigil nearby to prevent other cavity nesting birds like Black-capped Chickadees and Prothonotary Warblers from taking it over. Looks like a perfect fit.

Location: Magee Marsh State Park, Ohio