Female Merganser (Three Photographs)

Female MergnserTo view more of my photography please click on www.rakmilphotography.com

Mergansers are diving ducks, in the first shot it has not dived recently; when it surfaces you can see the results in its feathers. Mergansers generally tend to stay far away from other activity and getting good shots with a long lens is problematic. You need good weather so that the temperature, mist etc. does not get between you and the duck. In this case the bird stands out well against the water, the overcast day helps with the lighting and color, just as a soft box would in the studio.

Female Mergnser-2

Female Mergnser-3

9 responses

  1. Beautiful Photographs ♥♥♥


    January 28, 2016 at 7:06 am

  2. So pretty – you were able to get such clear shots of this lovely face despite the usual difficulty in photographing her on the water at a distance.

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    January 28, 2016 at 8:06 am

  3. Love the backlit crest in the first photo with slight reflection falling below her. Mergansers are very shy birds, I know. They nest on our river and ply the currents for food, floating downstream like boats. Sometimes if I’ve been on my perch for a while, not moving, they won’t notice me and float right by beneath me. Always a treat!


    January 28, 2016 at 11:27 am

  4. Beautiful Photograph ♥♥

    Liked by 1 person

    January 28, 2016 at 11:15 pm

  5. I love these ducks! We have so many on the pond outside our house.

    Liked by 1 person

    January 29, 2016 at 12:40 pm

  6. Lovely. Don’t see these in Australia….


    February 1, 2016 at 12:43 am

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