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field sparrow, foot

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I love bird feet...Here is the curved, plated, semi-reptilian presentation of a lost dinosaur in the form of a Field Sparrow that lost its life running into a window at night in Washington D.C. during migration. This one picked up by the Lights out Washington group that counts birds that strike buildings at night in the relatively low buildings surrounding the Capitol and the Mall. Photography Information: Canon Mark II 5D, Zerene Stacker, Stackshot Sled, 65mm Canon MP-E 1-5X macro lens, Twin Macro Flash in Styrofoam Cooler, F5.0, ISO 100, Shutter Speed 200. USGSBIML Photoshopping Technique: Note that we now have added using the burn tool at 50% opacity set to shadows to clean up the halos that bleed into the black background from "hot" color sections of the picture.


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