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Mergus merganser

By accipiter  
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

Tags: Wildlife and nature Birds Goosander Merganser Scotland backlight

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Ted447 Plus
5 213 1 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2014 7:34AM
Three great images. Ted. GrinGrin

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12 Jul 2014 7:41AM
Lovely images. Well captured.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
12 Jul 2014 7:42AM
An excellent set of captures, Arthur, lovely water movement. Carol
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2014 7:46AM
Lovely set, love the flowing locks of the lady as opposed to the slick, Brylcreem boy look of the male.
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
12 Jul 2014 8:05AM
Three fine images with excellent detail.

12 Jul 2014 8:08AM
3 gorgeous shot with stunning detail and colour
12 Jul 2014 8:08AM
Three excellent images, Arthur.
They really are beautiful birds.
abeeror2 5 23 Australia
12 Jul 2014 9:11AM
Beautiful images.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2014 11:17AM
Definitely the female mad/bad hair day images!
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franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2014 11:48AM
Lovely set.

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
12 Jul 2014 1:14PM
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.
12 Jul 2014 3:37PM
Great set of images v2 for me love the reflectionSmileSmileRegards Dave
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2014 4:01PM
Three fine shots, with good eye catch light as a bonus

JuBarney 6 26 3 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2014 5:23PM
A splendid set
Superb set of images.

dave1967 6 4 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2014 10:12PM
Great shots
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
13 Jul 2014 4:42PM
An excellent capture Arthur.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
14 Jul 2014 7:49AM
Great pictures of them

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
19 Jul 2014 8:42PM
Three terrific images Arthur, v1 being the best of the bunch

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