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Female Common Merganser With Chicks

Female Common Merganser With Chicks

Near Rydal Lake, The Lake District

Despite the poor quality of this image, I am posting it because (a) I had never seen a merganser before with my own eyes and (b) it was
a very special moment to see the mother with chicks. I count 9 chicks from all of the photos I took, although there are only six
in this image. Unfortunately, I could shoot only up to 200mm with the lens I was carrying at the time. By the way, the
couple in the previous post were sleeping and missed the whole show only a few yards away from them.

Hank Vander Velde, Janet Forjan-Freedman, Tom Munson and others have far better merganser shots than this one. But within this group
I hold the record of merganser shots taken in England!

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Marco Valk16-Dec-2008 16:12
very nice shot, Jay
peterjay4505-Dec-2008 14:25
Very nicely done indeed, Jay. V.
deborahcuming05-Dec-2008 13:35
ahh. that moment that gives us goosebumps! lovely shot Jay ! V
Carol Breton05-Dec-2008 12:34
A wonderful capture Jay, and great record breaker too (lol) !
That really is a sweet picture!
January Grey05-Dec-2008 06:25
Now there's a bird I've never seen. Sweet little family. A beautiful capture, Jay. Love the reflection too. V~
estralita05-Dec-2008 04:35
Great capture. The male must be gorgeous.
Yi Feng05-Dec-2008 03:58
That's so cute! Beautiful capture Jay. V
Hank Vander Velde05-Dec-2008 02:44
Nicely captured Jay. Great family shot with nice reflection of Mom.
Char05-Dec-2008 01:55
Hi Jay,
Great that you caught this special moment.I think it's a wonderful shot myself. \/
Tom Munson05-Dec-2008 01:28
It's a very nice image at 1/30 of a second Jay. Nice shot.
Jess. ( Lady.D.)04-Dec-2008 23:51
Are you sure about that Jay:-).... Well captured...
Marcia Colelli04-Dec-2008 22:45
Beautiful capture V
Nestor04-Dec-2008 21:54
Jay when you see something scene as this one , you react and get the shot while it is there.
Your composition is great as is the reflection.
Peter Stahl04-Dec-2008 21:38
Nice capture and comp Jay! GMV.
Sofia Solomennikova04-Dec-2008 21:11
The Genuine English Merganser! Great capture, despite all ;) V
Gérard Koehl04-Dec-2008 19:05
Wow... magnifique prise. V
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