Hooded Merganser with crab

Posted by capebretondoc on Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:39 pm

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The extreme cold weather in Nova Scotia means that ponds are mostly frozen over and forcing the ducks to small open areas of water. I have a special spot that is host to common, red-breasted  and hooded mergansers. A few scaup and common goldeneyes are here as well.
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by Karl Egressy on Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:50 pm
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I truly beautiful action shot, Gail. Nice blue water great detail in the duck and the Crab in the beak is a big bonus.

by Mako_Elite on Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:03 pm
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Super nice shot, nice low angle and details.


by Ron Day on Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:11 pm
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Gail, lovely low perspective and excellent feeding behavior. Also, the exposure and detail appear spot-on. Well done!

by Cynthia Crawford on Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:36 pm
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Lovely shot of the little guy with crab- beautifully exposed and detailed.
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by Axel Hildebrandt on Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:10 pm
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Great low angle and feeding behavior.
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by Carol Clarke on Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:40 pm
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A fine catch for both of you, Gail! Lovely eye level view and sweet detail throughout.

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by Jan Wegener on Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:00 am
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Superb image Gail, loving the low angle

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