Hooded Merganser (Drake)

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    Photographed this Drake Hooded Merganser at Kellogg Bird Sanctuary in Michigan. The pond this guy was in is feed by Wintergreen Lake. Didn't have my shutter speed as high as I'd like as I was using fill flash because it was overcast and there wasn't any wing flap activity (until this shot!) Able to get a pleasing wing blur to convey some motion so I was happy. The green reflection in the pond was some surrounding shrubs that still had green on them and hadn't dropped their leaves yet.

    *Amazing Wildlife Photography, Photo of the Day 11/10/12
    *National Wildlife Federation, Photo of the day 11/19/12

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    4. suziehuzie 58 months ago | reply

      Wonderful capture!

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    7. birding4ever 58 months ago | reply

      Excellent composition, lighting, timing and details, Joshua!!!

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    9. Larry Frogge Photography 58 months ago | reply

      Excellent image of this guy Josh!! Like the water drops & timing!!!

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    12. 1AGFOXXX 58 months ago | reply

      Nothing wrong with some wing-blur wonderful shot Joshua.

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    15. pheasantwood 58 months ago | reply

      Great shot. I'm jealous as I've yet to get a good clean shot of this elusive bird.

    16. zenman3 58 months ago | reply

      Spectacular wild life shot Josh. The shutter speed was perfect for this image, I love the blur on the wings, the details and the gorgeous green water with ripples.

    17. ac4photos. 58 months ago | reply

      wonderfully captured .. good timing, nice bit of wing motion.. love the droplets, too

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    19. jeffloomis1 58 months ago | reply

      Really nice! Perfect profile. The wing blur shows the action well and the rest of the merg is tack sharp. Well done.

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      very nice capture! the motion blur of the wings adds a lot fun.

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