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Common Merganser or Goosander ( Male )


Posted by Biru Mitra on Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:22 pm

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The goosanders prefer to winter in these parts of the country. But most winters only the females come down. Last winter was an exception when a huge flock of these beautiful birds arrived with a considerable number of males. 

Shot with Nikon D500 + Nikkon 300 mm f/2.8 ( VR-I ) + 1.4X TC

1 / 5000s

f / 5.6

ISO 400

Focal length 420 mm

Thanks for the stop. :-)

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by Ron Day on Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:53 pm
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With all of the splashing water, it appears you photographed one of two or more Mergansers taking off. Very nice pose and foot action just above the water’s surface.
 

by Jan Wegener on Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:34 am
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beautiful take off image
 

by Carol Clarke on Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:52 pm
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It looks like there's quite a lot of take off action going on here, Biru! Very nicely done to isolate this one and get such a good shot!

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