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Mergus serrator (Red-breasted Merganser)

I'm impressed by how many different patterns and colours make up this duck's body. It isn't random - there is or was a reason for each bit - they each conveyed an advantage.


Camera: Nikon D2x
Date: Saturday, May 10th, 2008 at 2:57 PM
Exposure: 1/320 sec at f5.0
Gender: Male
ISO: 100 asa
Lens: 80-200mm f/2.8D ED-IF AF-S Zoom-Nikkor at 200mm
(equivalent field of view of a 300mm lens on a 35mm camera)
With cropping (you see 23% of the image as shot), this lens is effectively a 618mm lens on a 35mm camera
Region: North America, Canada, British Columbia
Scientific Name: species related to Mergus serrator (Red-breasted Merganser)
Tag: beach, bird
Larger image: 1333 x 2000
Raw image: 1384 x 2076

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