This red breasted merganser was photographed fishing at J.N. “Ding” Darling Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island Florida USA with a Nikon D3s and a Nikon 600 mm lens. I was photographing a heron on my right when I noticed the duck taking off and was lucky enough to swing my gear in time to make a few images.


merganser, duck

I am enthusiast photographer living in Gatineau Quebec. I have always enjoyed nature and wildlife and photography allows me to share and express my interest as an observer of wildlife and its behaviour. I hope you enjoy the images and share your comments and thoughts accordingly.

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  • yolanda
    yolandaover 2 years ago

    Wow great shot and timing :-)

  • Bonnie T.  Barry
    Bonnie T. Barryover 2 years ago

    What a great shot, Daniel! I love the trail of water droplets, the blue of the water, and of course the great colors and details in the duck from beak to tail! Well captured!

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 2 years ago

    This is so COOL!!!!

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 2 years ago

    3 June 2012 – 1 image per 24hrs

  • Jim Cumming
    Jim Cummingover 2 years ago

    Beauty shot Dan

  • aprilann
    aprilannover 2 years ago

    Congratulations on having your image selected to be featured in the group “The Birds”.

    Great job!
    co-host – April

  • Thank you very much aprilann

    – Daniel Parent

  • Steve Randall
    Steve Randallover 2 years ago


  • Themis
    Themisalmost 2 years ago

    Congratulations, this picture has been voted in a top-ten place in the ‘Flying Close to Water’ challenge and it will be featured on the ‘A Vision of Flight Photography’ group overview page

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