Hooded Merganser

Posted by Jim_B on Sat Feb 27, 2021 10:48 am

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This is a first spring male photographed on a bitter cold morning that produced steam that rose off the relatively warm water of a local river.

5D MkIII | 500f4 + 1.4xIII | 1/1600 | f7.1 | ISO800
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by david fletcher on Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:52 pm
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Cracking image Jim. Beautiful light and low view.
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by himadri roy on Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:53 pm
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Great light, details and eye contact. Beautiful low level shot.

by ADKShooter on Sat Feb 27, 2021 1:59 pm
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Terrific light that's softened beautifully by the steam. Very nice low level view and eye contact. Beautiful image.

by Gene Gwin on Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:36 pm
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Jim_B, Like how the forground is oof, the bird is in focus, and then the background fades oof. An excellent image.

by Ron Day on Sat Feb 27, 2021 5:20 pm
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Exceptional light, low angle, and detail. The background is the perfect complement. Fantastic image, Jim!

by Cynthia Crawford on Sat Feb 27, 2021 5:38 pm
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Really nice shot- it looks very cold and steamy. Interesting to see the plumage at this time of year- a first year male, I assume.
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by Carol Clarke on Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:51 pm
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Wonderful image with such a beautiful mood, Jim!

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by paul fletcher on Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:09 pm
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Great lighting in your image, Jim; plus all other aspects of an excellent photo, are shown here as well.

by Mary Brun on Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:22 am
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Excellent point of recovery so low and very beautiful light.
Great work.
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by Karl Egressy on Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:32 pm
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Excellent low angle image.

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