A young Hooded Merganser duckling starts marching down a rock to swim back to his family.

Canon EOS 7D + Canon 500mm F4 + 1.4 teleconverter
ExposureTime – 1/640 seconds
FNumber – 5.60
ExposureProgram – Manual control
ISOSpeedRatings – 640
SubjectDistance – 15.30 m
Flash – Flash not fired, compulsory flash mode
FocalLength – 700 mm


hooded merganser duckling, andrew hayden park, waterfowl

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  • labaker
    labakerabout 2 years ago

    cool :)

  • Larry thank you.

    – Stephen Stephen

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52about 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture of this little cutie Stephen

    Cheers Jude.

  • Thank you Jude.

    – Stephen Stephen

  • Daniel  Parent
    Daniel Parentabout 2 years ago

    Nicely captured

  • Merci Daniel.

    – Stephen Stephen

  • Jim Cumming
    Jim Cummingabout 2 years ago

    Cute shot Stephen

  • Jim thanks a lot.

    – Stephen Stephen

  • Heather King
    Heather Kingalmost 2 years ago

    OMG this is the sweetest capture EVER Stephen!!!

  • Thanks Heather.

    – Stephen Stephen

  • John44
    John44almost 2 years ago

    Lol.. nice work !!!

  • John thank you too.

    – Stephen Stephen

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