Out For a Stroll

99 3


Heather Mellon

A beautiful capture of this lovely trio. The composition and colors are striking and very eye catching. I had the pleasure of photographing one female merganser on our dugout a few years ago and it was a very special moment for me because it's the only one I've ever seen on it. I think these birds are especially beautiful..

Debra Plett

Good things come in threes, that is a beauty Harold.

Harold Fleming

Thanks for your comment, Debra, and for your threepeat on the photos following this one.

Yves Langlois

Great shot at those nice bird. Love the green reflection on water.

Harold Fleming

In the summer, when it's overcast we often get these green reflections from the grass on the banks, Yves. When it's clear out we get reflections of the alder trees just behind the grasses in blue or dark water. Winter may give us any number of reflections. As a photographer you have to love those changes.

Jane LeBlanc

Lovely composition and colours, Harold. Don't you love when that happens, and you have your camera handy?

Harold Fleming

Thank you, Jane! I pretty well live with my camera but I still miss some good shots.

A trio of female mergansers are taking a leisurely swim up the Chown river near Masset, Haida Gwaii. Fifteen minutes before I saw them go downriver and they don't seem to be feeding. Maybe the males were delegated the task of sitting on the nest.
Taken By
Harold Fleming
Taken On
June 14, 2021
bird wildlife merganser ducks river haida gwaii birds animal waterfowl teal duck
  • Focal: 300
  • Lens Model: EF70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
  • Shutter speed: 0.000625 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 5.6

Other Photos by Harold