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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
Drying out wings

This Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus) decided to take a bath at the end of the day. Before lifting off to another place, it had to dry the wings. During a minute or so, it was perfectly still and beating the wings. At the end it started to be lifted up and had to stop to return to the ground.

TAGS: Bird, Portugal, Wetlands, Wild

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Lisboa, Portugal
Member since 2015
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© Diogo Oliveira.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 04.2013
Total Views: 23
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Oct. 28, 2015, 12:47 p.m.
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Camera Model: Canon EOS 7D
Focal Length: 500mm
Shutter Speed: 1/640
Aperture: f8
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PHOTO LOCATION √Čvora, Portugal