March 8th, 2013 – Avian Friday: Hooded Merganser
Going way back in the archives for this weeks post. The Hooded Merganser is one of the more leery waterfowl species that don’t normally tolerate close proximity of people. Close up views like this one are easy to capture unless in a blind or the birds are unaware of your presence. A long super-telephoto lens is usually also required. As with most of the waterfowl shots that selected for processing, the low, water-level perspective provides a much more intimate view of the bird and something I strive for in these types of images.
Hooded Merganser (male) (Lophodytes cucullatus)
600mm | 1/1500th Sec. @f/5.6| ISO 800
Pentax K20D+ Pentax FA* 250-600/5.6
Processed with Lightroom 4, Photoshop CS6, Nik Define/Viveza/ColorEfex.
Feel free to comment below if you like what you see or have any other observations.
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