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)

Hooded Merganser

Seattle, Washington
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.

To see a larger version please click on the image.

Feel free to comment below if you like what you see or have any other observations.

Thanks for stopping by,

JayT

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