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European shag

The European shag or common shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis) is a species of cormorant. It breeds around the rocky coasts of western and southern Europe, southwest Asia and north Africa, mainly wintering in its breeding range except for northernmost birds. It feeds in the sea, and, unlike the great cormorant, is rare inland. It will winter along any coast that is well-supplied with fish. Eggs, Collection Museum Wiesbaden The European shag is one of the deepest divers among the cormorant family. Using depth gauges, European shags have been shown to dive to at least 45 m (148 ft). European shags are preponderantly benthic feeders, i.e. they find their prey on the sea bottom. They will eat a wide range of fish but their commonest prey is the sand eel. Shags will travel many kilometres from their roosting sites in order to feed.

Jan 26, 2015

PENTAX K-3

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Camera Maker RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD.
Camera Model PENTAX K-3
Image Date
Focal Length 420 mm (35mm format equiv.: 630 mm)
Aperture f/5.6
Exposure Time 0.0010 sec. (1/1000)
ISO 800
Exposure Bias -0.3
Metering Mode CenterWeightedAverage
Exposure Program Not defined
Exposure Mode Manual exposure
White Balance Auto white balance
Flash Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
Colour Space sRGB
Software Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows)
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