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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser americanus)

I'm thinking of opening a sub-blog for photos that I like though they are not quite right. The above is an example. I intended to capture a photo of a female Common Merganser (Mergus merganser americanus). At first I was disappointed but each time I went through the days' photos I became more and more enamoured of the image above. The bird herself came out from behind the reeds a half a minute later and displayed herself as below. Below is a pair of Common Mergansers with the male in the foreground. All these photos were taken at Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary.


JoJo said...

I love the first picture too!

irinapictures said...

There is something bewitching in this "dried grass" from the first photo. I like it very much.

Dean Lewis said...

Yours (or anyone's) best photos often succeed best because they combine the interest of a well captured subject with the elements/composition/detail of a cool or intriguing abstractness such as the reeds shot has.