Taken 6-Apr-07
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Dimensions4724 x 7087
Original file size16.4 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken6-Apr-07 14:23
Date modified7-Apr-12 11:20
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon PowerShot A710 IS
Focal length5.8 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/400 at f/4
FlashFired, red-eye reduction, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Ross with takahe

Ross with takahe

Ross Curtis holding a juvenile takahe in preparation for leg banding and feather sexing, while adults linger nearby.

Rarotoka Island (also known as Centre Island) is a small island 86 hectares (210 acres) in Foveaux Strait, New Zealand. Historically a lighthouse settlement, today Raratoka Island is used as an island sanctuary following recent eradications of introduced pests.