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Uploaded 6-Jun-12
Taken 3-Jun-12
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Keywords:America, Great Lakes, Lake Michigan, Michigan, North America, Piping Plover, Plover, USA, beach, breeding, endangered, endangered species, lake, line, nest, nesting, pebbles, piping, sand, sandy, shore, shoreline, species
Photo Info

Dimensions4752 x 3168
Original file size5.47 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken3-Jun-12 16:43
Date modified4-Jun-12 20:45
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 50D
Focal length400 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.7
Exposure1/640 at f/7.1
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modeSpot
Piping Plover 8

Piping Plover 8

The Great Lakes Piping Plover is a treat to see as they playfully scamper up and down the shoreline. It is well advised to keep a distance and avoid their nesting areas as they are an endangered species. Their breeding pair population fluctuates, but is around 5 dozen currently. Lake levels, declining habitat and predators take their toll on this playful bird.