I photographed this using a Canon 7D using a Canon L 100-400 mm. lens.
I photographed this near Appleton,Wisconsin on 3-3-2013.
This drake Golden eye is taking off and like all diver ducks he needs a lot of runway. In the late winter like this there colors are very distinct and bright for the up and coming matting season.


goldeneye duck, whistler duck, drake goldeneye, male goldeneye duck, goldeneye taking off of the water, duck, waterfowl, fox river, appleton, wisconsin, thomas young, thomasyoung, tommytrpoutphoto

I don’t even know where to begin as what i do today goes back to my observations of my youth. I have always spent most of my free time in the outdoors, always in awe of nature and her mysteries. It is so exciting for me to be able to capture some of those exciting moments and share them with the rest of the world.I am always striving to be better at what i do and consider myself a student of the outdoors.

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