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Thanks for all the CC's on my last upload.
There are several issues keeping me very occupied at the moment with little time for epz. - my apologies for not keeping up with your images. These are shots of the common Merganser or Goosander (which I have not found to be 'common' at all) from my archive.
The light was poor and mostly reflected backlight from a low and thinly obscured sun.
Since it is the only reasonable chance I have had to photograph these birds so far I took a bit of time to try and recover the detail. Taken last year in Scotland.
V1 and V2 are shots of females and V3 a male.
Hope you like them. A

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF400mm f/5.6L USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:19 Jan 2013 - 9:36 AM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:+1/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Mergus merganser
Username:accipiter accipiter
Uploaded:12 Jul 2014 - 7:31 AM
Tags:Birds. Goosander. Merganser. Scotland. backlight., Wildlife / nature
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Ted447
Ted447 e2 Member 181 forum postsTed447 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2014 - 7:34 AM

Three great images. Ted. GrinGrin

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
12 Jul 2014 - 7:41 AM

Lovely images. Well captured.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2014 - 7:42 AM

An excellent set of captures, Arthur, lovely water movement. Carol

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2014 - 7:46 AM

Lovely set, love the flowing locks of the lady as opposed to the slick, Brylcreem boy look of the male.

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fentiger
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12 Jul 2014 - 8:05 AM

Three fine images with excellent detail.

Albert

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 6268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2014 - 8:08 AM

3 gorgeous shot with stunning detail and colour

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2014 - 8:08 AM

Three excellent images, Arthur.
They really are beautiful birds.
Richard

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abeeror2
abeeror2 e2 Member 2abeeror2 vcard Australia
12 Jul 2014 - 9:11 AM

Beautiful images.

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2014 - 11:17 AM

Definitely the female mad/bad hair day images!
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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franken
franken e2 Member 123273 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2014 - 11:48 AM

Lovely set.

Ken

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2014 - 1:14 PM

Interesting that the female of this spices has more plumage colour and detail than the male.
Three cracking shots and I love the overall toning of V 2.
R.

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doverpic
doverpic e2 Member 2doverpic vcard United Kingdom
12 Jul 2014 - 3:37 PM

Great set of images v2 for me love the reflectionSmileSmileRegards Dave

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 96187 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2014 - 4:01 PM

Three fine shots, with good eye catch light as a bonus

Adrian

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JuBarney
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12 Jul 2014 - 5:23 PM

A splendid set
Ju

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Fred263
Fred263 e2 Member 2Fred263 vcard United Kingdom
12 Jul 2014 - 5:44 PM

Superb set of images.

Fred

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dave1967
dave1967 e2 Member 3dave1967 vcard United Kingdom
12 Jul 2014 - 10:12 PM

Great shots
Dave

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2014 - 4:42 PM

An excellent capture Arthur.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
14 Jul 2014 - 7:49 AM

Great pictures of them

Peter

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Glostopcat
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19 Jul 2014 - 8:42 PM

Three terrific images Arthur, v1 being the best of the bunch

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