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Mergansers in the Mud


Posted by Cynthia Crawford on Wed May 02, 2018 12:13 pm

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This pair of Common Mergansers absolutely delighted me with their "attitudes" Hope you like them too. Happy Spring!!

Nikon D500 300 f/4, 1.4 TC 1/4000, f/5.6, iso 400

This is a composite, as I liked the male's foot position and the female with her open beak together. These came from two very similar photos in sequence. Processed with Topaz and Photoshop.
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by Ron Day on Wed May 02, 2018 1:51 pm
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A great job with this composite, Cindy. It looks very natural, and I love the open bill on the female. Also, I agree that the male’s foot position is special. Beautiful work!
 

by Carol Clarke on Thu May 03, 2018 4:12 am
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Love this!  We don't see these lovely birds out of the water very often, and you've caught the character of these two beautifully, with the female singing and the drake tapping his foot to her beat.  :D


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by leigha on Thu May 03, 2018 6:48 am
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Very nicely done, Cynthia. Love the treatment presented here.
 

by Cynthia Crawford on Wed May 09, 2018 3:57 pm
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Carol Clarke wrote:
Love this!  We don't see these lovely birds out of the water very often, and you've caught the character of these two beautifully, with the female singing and the drake tapping his foot to her beat.  :D


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Carol, you have the most wonderful things to say! Love your comment....and thanks!
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by Cynthia Crawford on Wed May 09, 2018 3:58 pm
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Ron Day wrote:
A great job with this composite, Cindy. It looks very natural, and I love the open bill on the female. Also, I agree that the male’s foot position is special. Beautiful work!

Thanks, Ron- I love appreciating the more "ordinary" birds. 
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by Cynthia Crawford on Wed May 09, 2018 3:59 pm
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Very nicely done, Cynthia.  Love the treatment presented here.


Thanks so much!
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