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Smew Male

By Mike_Smith
Thank you to Ade, and Jenny for there user awards on my previous picture, appreciate them. Today i have a male Smew that i took last week.

The smew is a small compact diving duck with a delicate bill. The male is white with a black mask and a black back, the female is grey with a reddish-brown head and white cheek. In flight, it shows black and white wings. It is a winter visitor in small numbers from Scandinavia and Russia. Sometimes birds move here from Holland and Denmark to escape freezing weather there. Little is known about this bird on its breeding grounds.

Tags: Canon Birds General Ducks Water Male Bird Wetlands Smew Wildlife and nature Mergus albellus

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Comments


luckybry 10 3 Scotland
11 Mar 2015 4:37PM
great shot
11 Mar 2015 4:53PM
Lovely shot of this beauty.
11 Mar 2015 5:02PM
Beautifully captured. Lovely image.
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2015 5:17PM
A terrific shot of this handsome duck
Ju
ade123 7 285 1 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2015 5:41PM
A brilliant image Mike. Superb detail and lovely colours

Ade
11 Mar 2015 5:46PM
You've captured some nice detail in this one Mike,
Fred.
11 Mar 2015 7:01PM
Superb photOgraphy, Mike.

Richard
barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2015 7:14PM
With brilliant reflection as a bonus
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2015 7:22PM
Wonderful capture of this little beauty, I new one to me.
Peter.
11 Mar 2015 7:23PM
It's lovely Mike. Cathy
EMJAYCEE Plus
11 10 10 England
11 Mar 2015 7:29PM
I think the eye is so important - he looks alert. Super capture.
Joan
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
11 Mar 2015 7:41PM
Terrific shot Mike. Lovely to look at and the most charming song/call. A beauty.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron
richmowil Plus
11 413 2 England
11 Mar 2015 8:17PM
Excellent image Mike!! The light is terrific!!
pamelajean Plus
14 1.4k 2161 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2015 10:54PM
Such a pretty duck, and a lovely reflection, with beautiful eye detail.
Alison_S 14 339 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2015 11:04PM
Absolutely beautiful Mike........
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
12 Mar 2015 3:05AM
A wonderful capture of this more unusual duck.
ColleenA Plus
8 460 7 Australia
12 Mar 2015 4:54AM
Beautiful colours and reflections
ukgubbi 9 5 India
12 Mar 2015 5:00AM
Love the reflection. It looks very happy. Great shot
Jenny-D 10 1 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2015 6:46AM
Beautiful image Mike.

Jenny
12 Mar 2015 7:13AM
An outstanding image, Mike. Superb detail, reflection & sense of movement.
Fred
BIGRY1 8 3 8 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2015 10:08PM
This is a first for me, I don't think I have ever seen one of these! Great imageGrin
Ryan
13 Mar 2015 10:49PM
what a beautiful bird with lovely colours and reflections and great attention to detail, beautiful capture,
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