Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Nightjar endurance

It must be a relief for this breeding Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus/Nachtzwaluw) that the heat wave of last week will end soon now. She sits on her ground nest on the hot forest floor (with temperatures well above 40°C in the sun) from 5h30 AM till 22h15 PM in exactly the same pose, without anything to drink. This must be harder than a stage in the Tour de France. Respect!

* Canon EOS 7D, 500mm/f4; ISO-400, f4, 1/1000s; -0.7 stop; tripod.

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