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Hooded Merganser (Male) by KatMagic Photography



Featured in: The Birds (January, 2013)
Featured in: Love These Creatures (January, 2013)
Featured in: A Moment in Time (January, 2013)
Featured in: Canadiana (January, 2013)
Featured in: Mother Nature’s Finest (January, 2013)
Featured in: Top Shelf Wildlife (January, 2013)
Featured in: The Wonder of Wings (February, 2013)
Featured in: Canadiana (February, 2013)
Top 10 Placement: Canadiana – Any Bird Challenge (Feb., 2013)

A friend and I watched this guy for about 30 minutes … he determinedly stalked a fish in the water, nabbed it, enjoyed it immensely, preened and – thankfully – put on a bit of a show for us. I think he was one very happy Merganser .. and I was happy too!
(Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Sony A-77
Minolta AF 200/2.8 APO, 2xTC
f/7, 1/500, ISO 640

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  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...over 1 year ago

  • kristijohnson
    kristijohnsonover 1 year ago

    He is certainly an entertainer! Love this image Katherine! Just makes you smile immediately! Your clarity and processing are always amazing!! This brightened my day! xx

  • Wow, you’re super fast, Kristi.. thank you so much!

    – KatMagic Photography

  • KBritt
    KBrittover 1 year ago

    Oh, FAB, Kat!! What a funny little duck!! Beautiful composition and ‘action’!! Love the ripples and reflection… and the detail is terrific!! I just love how you love waterfowl!! Fun and well done image!!
    ♥ it! xxX

  • …you’re speedy too! I didn’t even get the caption in and Kristi was on it and now you… those "K’ girls..Thanks, Kim…glad you like this one!

    – KatMagic Photography

  • Yool
    Yoolover 1 year ago

    Awwwwwwwwwwwww…..this is totally adorable and excellent shot dear Kat !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Thank you, Yool!

    – KatMagic Photography

  • Scott Mitchell
    Scott Mitchellover 1 year ago

    how stunning! really awesome shot!

  • Appreciate that, Scott, – I was glad to get a shot of him and he had his crest up!

    – KatMagic Photography

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 1 year ago

    Great capture of his display pose, beautiful work!

  • Thanks, Cindy!

    – KatMagic Photography

  • Kathilee
    Kathileeover 1 year ago

    Oh, great capture!!!!! The swirling reflection adds quiet a lot to it!

  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...over 1 year ago

    He looks proud and happy – such a great pose!

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 1 year ago

    Awesome action shot! Just love these showy birds!

  • Me too! Thanks, Angie.

    – KatMagic Photography

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonover 1 year ago

    Wow, he’s gorgeous. Beautiful work

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