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Swallowed-tailed Kite
Photographer: William Kleinfelder
Location: Central Florida
Story: 
This is one of a couple hundred birds that were roasting prior to their migration South. When I first saw these Swallowed-tailed Kites skimming the water I though they were drinking. After observing them for some time I found a majority of the time when they skimmed it was to bath. It was interesting to see how each bird had it's own variation on bathing.
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Exposure, crop, and sharping
Camera Information: Canon 7D 500mm F4
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