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Hooded Merganser

By Fred263
Thanks for your clicks, comments & votes to my previous image for which I'm most appreciative.

I hope you may like my offering today of this sleepy, male Hooded Merganser which was taken two weeks ago at the WWT reserve in London. I liked the reflection of its plumage & the way it had its eye on me.Smile
Their yellow eyes are adapted to see under water so they can hunt for their food which includes frogs, fish & invertebrates. I added some vignetting and needed to crop the image a little.

Thanks for looking & have a great day.

Tags: Reflection Hooded merganser Wildlife and nature wwt london

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2 Nov 2018 6:09PM
He's a beauty Fred, great pose,

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JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2018 6:12PM
A beautiful shot Fred
KingArthur 13 8 Malta
2 Nov 2018 6:34PM
Wonderful shot Fred.

Joe Smile
laura1 15
2 Nov 2018 6:38PM
love the perfect reflection!

2 Nov 2018 6:49PM
A super shot with excellent detail, colour and reflections.Smile
Chinga Plus
9 3 1 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2018 6:57PM
A most amazing wild-life shot of such a unique moment, good eye Fred... Isabel GrinGrin
Beautiful image
Great capture Fred, the reflection is a brucie bonus!

BIGRY1 7 3 8 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2018 8:32PM
Great capture! I had never even heard of one these until i seen this image!Grin
capto Plus
7 5.9k 13 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2018 10:08PM
A lovely shot.Smile
2 Nov 2018 10:44PM
Superb detail, perfectly captured.

2 Nov 2018 11:48PM
Excellent !!!!!
LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 100 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2018 8:06AM
1st class, love the glassy water texture.
3 Nov 2018 10:08AM
Lovely image.
Irishkate Plus
9 41 115 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2018 12:46PM
A work of art with the water swirls.
Nikonuser1 Plus
7 160 16 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2018 12:56PM
Excellent FredSmileSmile

3 Nov 2018 4:18PM
That's me today Fred, love the ripples and reflections.
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
3 Nov 2018 7:41PM
Fine shot and narrative Fred.

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