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Female Hooded Merganser.


Posted by Karl Egressy on Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:30 am

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I spent the last two hours of the day with a Hooded couple and one male Common Merganser. Peaceful entertainment.

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by Cynthia Crawford on Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:46 am
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Love the wings up- sweet pose-shows her nice white markings, and crest up. Lovely shot.
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by leigha on Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:53 am
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Nice wing flap, Karl
 

by Antino_Cervigni on Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:26 am
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Excellent shot. Regards Antino
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by Ron Day on Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:39 pm
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Karl, the detail and definition in the feathers is absolutely beautiful – excellent image.
 

by peter makuch on Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:24 pm
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you got all the details on this female, nicely done KARL.
 

by Moby Dick on Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:22 pm
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Nice, eh!  You certainly have a lot of Merganser's in your area.  Do you see other species where you are?  Detail is excellent.  I think you could lighten the face a tiny bit and bring out more detail.
 

by Dan Kearl on Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:15 pm
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Mergansers are so attractive...
I also think you could lighten the face and eye a tad.
Nothing better than spending time at a Duck pond....
 

by Karl Egressy on Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:31 pm
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Moby Dick wrote:
Nice, eh!  You certainly have a lot of Merganser's in your area.  Do you see other species where you are?  Detail is excellent.  I think you could lighten the face a tiny bit and bring out more detail.


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Actually we have very few in the two Ponds I have been visiting and only during migration.
Along the river, however, a couple of  females nest and have little ones later.
The males disappear altogether from the area.
 

by Karl Egressy on Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:39 pm
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Dan Kearl wrote:
Mergansers are so attractive...
I also think you could lighten the face and eye a tad.
Nothing better than spending time at a Duck pond....




Thanks, Dan. I lightened up the face and eye now.
 

by david fletcher on Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:56 am
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Gorgeous light and superb details Karl. Understand that "peaceful entertainment". Due some of that myself soon...
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by Mako_Elite on Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:18 pm
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What a beauty! I love the "haircuts" :-) on these ducks. Nice wing flap. Good job Karl!

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by Carol Clarke on Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:04 pm
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Another beauty with that lovely golden flecked water! Great wing flap and such exquisite detail, Karl.

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