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Merganser (mergus serrator)
A very attractive water bird that I managed to get during a visit to Pensthorpe at the end of last year. Been lurking on the file for a while so I reckoned he was due for his 5 minutes of glory.
Hope to like him.

Most grateful, and flattered, at all the c/c's given to the Dragonfly. Particular thanks to Mike (mikesmith), Nurri (senn) and Steve ( sparrowhawk) for the UA'S.

Ron

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D700 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:500.0 mm f/4.0
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:22 Nov 2012 - 1:42 PM
Focal Length:500mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Manual
Title:Merganser
Username:Maiwand Maiwand
Uploaded:11 Sep 2013 - 10:08 AM
Tags:Birds, Maiwand, Nature., Water, Wildlife / nature
Votes:69

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
11 Sep 2013 - 10:17 AM

Fine capture Ron, nice detail,
Fred.

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PattiW
PattiW e2 Member 9PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2013 - 11:31 AM

Awesome capture, love the tones and framing and the water droplets on it! PattiSmileSmileSmile

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soulofharmony
11 Sep 2013 - 11:57 AM

Superb detailed shot, Love the droplets on the feather


Nikki !!!!

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
11 Sep 2013 - 11:58 AM

A lovely study in hues of brown Smile Beautiful image !

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2013 - 12:12 PM

Lovely capture, so cute Smile

Eileen

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2013 - 12:38 PM

Really lovely shot Ron
Lillian

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2013 - 12:42 PM

Mergansers are such fun birds to watch as they bob for fish. We have several mating pairs every year here at the lake. We also have the occasional hooded merganser. Unfortunately, I don't have a lens powerful enough to get a good close-up.

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2013 - 12:49 PM

Love the expression

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franken
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11 Sep 2013 - 1:15 PM

I do like him Ron - excellent!

Ken

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2204 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2013 - 1:47 PM

Sure is an attractive water bird...love the colours....a beautiful image, well captured and presented

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2013 - 1:49 PM

A great detailed capture........Sandy

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sparrowhawk
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11 Sep 2013 - 1:51 PM

lovely shot

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2013 - 3:08 PM

A belter, Ron. Carol

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2013 - 4:02 PM

Thanks everyone.
Ron

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2013 - 4:21 PM

Superb image, Ron with excellent plumage detail and presentation.

Ray

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bobhowell
bobhowell e2 Member 2bobhowell vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2013 - 5:03 PM

a lovely shot and you must have been so low down also. Bob

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JuBarney
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11 Sep 2013 - 5:22 PM

A little beauty and love your POV
Ju

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2013 - 6:35 PM

Very well worth an airing: fine shot of this bird.
Ronnie.

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43667 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2013 - 6:36 PM

The low point of view allows one to fully appreciate both the beauty and charm of this gorgeous specimen Ron.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7204 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2013 - 7:13 PM

Cracking capture Ron, i seen a few of these at the wetlands last time i was there

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GeorgePlatis
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11 Sep 2013 - 7:53 PM

Stunning capture, Ron, beautiful details and presentation !
George

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91925 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2013 - 8:13 PM

Lovely detail Ron - super capture.
Brian.

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
11 Sep 2013 - 8:20 PM

Top notch again Ron.
Brian

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
11 Sep 2013 - 8:29 PM

A great looking bird

Peter

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jasonrwl
jasonrwl e2 Member 4261 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2013 - 8:35 PM

Lovely shot Ron of a fine bird - focus control spot on.
Jason

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Glostopcat
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11 Sep 2013 - 8:40 PM

A fine shot of this handsome duck Ron, I've seen some of these on the River Wye at Hereford but have never got close enough to them to get a shot

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Holmewood
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11 Sep 2013 - 8:55 PM

Great shot. Cathy

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AlexAppleby
11 Sep 2013 - 9:14 PM

He is a little beauty. Never seen one before.

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johnlw
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11 Sep 2013 - 9:50 PM

Super shot.Smile
Regards John.

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pluckyfilly
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11 Sep 2013 - 9:51 PM

Huh! Puts mine into insignificance, see you tomorrow I guessWink

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Ayoob
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12 Sep 2013 - 12:02 AM

Great capture and lovely detailed image.....Grin

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
12 Sep 2013 - 7:58 AM

Very nice portrait of this lovely merganser and very well presented photo, RonSmile
Regards Valery

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annettep38
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12 Sep 2013 - 8:56 AM

great focus and fine plumage

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 2leontari vcard Greece
12 Sep 2013 - 7:01 PM

Superb capture and detail.
Effrossini

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TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9199 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2013 - 7:29 PM

Great capture and toning.
Ty

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hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk e2 Member 5hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2013 - 10:45 PM

Cracking shot Ron love the droplets on the back
mike

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senn
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14 Sep 2013 - 11:22 AM

I like stunning details with this Ron

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capto
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14 Sep 2013 - 10:17 PM

Lovely detail in this handsome bird.Smile

ivor

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maggie9
maggie9  645 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2013 - 7:44 PM

i love sawbills, love the way they swim along and look under the water
water droplets are like jewels

maggie

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