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Campbell Albatross

Campbell Albatross (Image ID 45147)
Photographed byIan Wilson on Sun 28th Feb, 2021 and uploaded on Fri 5th Mar, 2021 .
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ID45147
CommentOn calm days, without wind to provide lift, pelagic seabirds often preserve energy by resting on the surface of the water. If they fly they usually fly very close to the surface where the 'ground effect' provides lift. When the height above the water is less than about half the wingspan, the ground effect provides some lift requiring less exertion to fly. When pelagic seabirds take advantage of the ground effect they sometimes touch the water with their wing-tips, as in this image, or even touch the water with their belly.
EquipmentCanon R5 + 400 mm f/4 DO II + 1.4x III extender, hand-held. Manual, partial metering, eye AF tracking, f/7.1, 1/3200 sec, ISO 500. Processed using DPP4 and PSE14 with Neat Image plug-in.
LocationContinental Shelf break off Port Fairy, Victoria
Keywordsin flight, adult
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