Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour
×



Details

Submitted on
January 6
Image Size
589 KB
Resolution
900×672
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
388 (1 today)
Favourites
60 (who?)
Comments
7
Downloads
6

Camera Data

Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 60D
Shutter Speed
1/790 second
Aperture
F/10.0
Focal Length
420 mm
ISO Speed
500
Date Taken
Dec 24, 2013, 11:22:27 AM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Macintosh
Sensor Size
3mm
×
Hooded Merganser Male 2 by EWilloughby Hooded Merganser Male 2 by EWilloughby

This hooded merganser male, Lophodytes cucullatus, was kind enough to provide me with a much closer view of his handsome self than this species of duck ever has before. He was spotted at St. Joseph's State Park at the very tip of Cape San Blas, FL. The whole area is extraordinary for birds in the winter months.

The hooded merganser, like all mergansers, is a highly predatory sawbill duck that pursues its prey underwater in a similar style to unrelated grebes and loons.

Add a Comment:
 
:icondennonyx:
Dennonyx Jan 19, 2014  Student General Artist
WOW! This is simply beautiful! :D
Reply
:iconsilvervulpine:
SilverVulpine Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Great capture. :)
Reply
:icondontknowwhattodraw94:
Dontknowwhattodraw94 Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is one beautiful bird, never heard of it before.
Nice picture :)
Reply
:icongrays-raptor-flock:
Grays-raptor-flock Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Gorgeous shot!! 


I am glad he'd let you get so close.  :)  That must've been really cool! 

Reply
:iconherofan135:
herofan135 Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So incredible! I just found my new fav waterfowl, such a cool bird! :wow:
Reply
:icona2812:
Beautiful series of pictures of Emily, I'm an ornithologist so I love birds from all parts ofthe world :-)

Regards jacek
Reply
:iconartweak:
artweak Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a perfect shot. Your photos are just incredible! :)
Reply
Add a Comment: