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Greater Scaup
23-JAN-2013 Vern Rogers (fotabug fotos)

Greater Scaup

Male and female Greater Scaup, a coastal bird, is less commonly seen inland. I guess the variety of vegetation in Delta Ponds attracted them. I think they winter in the US.

Nikon COOLPIX P510
1/250s f/5.9 at 180.0mm iso220
Shot at 180mm focal length, 35mm equivalent AOV is 1000mm! full exif

other sizes: small medium large original
paplvr26-Jan-2013 22:32
Elegant lovely birds Vern. Linda S
Ronald Bijtenhoorn24-Jan-2013 22:00
We see them overhere as well but only in winter time.
sandy barbour24-Jan-2013 18:35
Such a beautiful pair, great catch!
Hernan E. Enriquez24-Jan-2013 15:19
Well done!
NealyBob24-Jan-2013 09:00
Very nice capture of these two beautiful ducks~!
Brian with an Eye24-Jan-2013 06:18
Beautiful birds, nicely captured at long range.
Bryan Murahashi24-Jan-2013 04:46
Nice capture of this cute couple. V
Yvonne24-Jan-2013 01:35
Lovely capture swimming together Vern!
Paul Milholland24-Jan-2013 00:00
They look so cartoon-y with those eyes. ;-)
Deborah 23-Jan-2013 23:41
That's a beautiful pair Bea! They do winter here in No. California, but I've not spotted one yet.
Stephanie23-Jan-2013 23:23
What a handsome couple! V
Laura Milholland23-Jan-2013 21:21
A lovely shot of them, Vern. We mostly see the Lesser Scaup down our way.
Martin Lamoon23-Jan-2013 20:49
Well seen, great pair. v
Bea.23-Jan-2013 20:27
Nice shot of these rather unusual visitors.
Clarence King23-Jan-2013 20:17
excellent detail, good capture Vern. v
Judith Barnett23-Jan-2013 19:23
These are gorgeous birds and the hi-key image shows them off beautifully!
JSB PHOTOGRAPHS23-Jan-2013 18:48
There really cute, nice one Vern!
joseantonio23-Jan-2013 17:25
Like those lovely reflections.V
Ed Duverger23-Jan-2013 17:23
Elegant couple.
Walter O. Koenig23-Jan-2013 17:03
A very nice photo of these two. Nice details and patterns in the water.
Jeannie23-Jan-2013 17:01
Beautiful capture
Ed R 23-Jan-2013 16:33
Scoping out the Scaup!
Roger Bailey23-Jan-2013 16:26
A great image of Ma and Pa Scaup.
Steve Thuman23-Jan-2013 16:07
Very nice.
SageCreek Images23-Jan-2013 15:59
A super image of this pair...
We seldom see them at the Metcalf Refuge any more...
Ann23-Jan-2013 15:51
Excellent shot of these beautiful birds Vern.
Jim Coffman23-Jan-2013 15:44
A beautiful image of this lovely pair!!
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