Common Merganser - female

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Clifford Dupuis

Great shot, nice detail and what an expression!

Yves Langlois

Thank you Clifford

Heather Mellon

One of my favorite birds and they have a unique beauty all their own. You captured some really nice detail, tones and motion in this one Yves.

Yves Langlois

Thanks Heather. Very special bird to photograph indeed, and a good opportunity is a gift. I am so happy to get better at a sharp focus and lighting.

Debra Plett

Nice action pose with good detail Yves. I like the added interest of the fallen tree and the possibility of the mate anxiously awaiting.

Yves Langlois

Thank you Debra. Yes, the white dead tree is good for the compo. There was a bunch of six females and two males. I took many shots at them but even with croping they where a bit too far for a good result. That one append to come closer for a moment. And you are right, a male was paddeling not far behind the tree

Since they usualy stays and feeds in the middle of the river , I have to wait for the once in a while opportunity to get satisfaction.
Taken By
Yves Langlois
Taken On
May 17, 2022
merganser bird animal waterfowl
  • Focal: 400
  • Lens Model: 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM
  • Shutter speed: 0.0004 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 10

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