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8 of 10 from December 2009

Melanitta perspicillata (Surf Scoter)

These ducks (males) have quite distinct bills. I always called them Scooters, but they are Scoters.

Camera: Nikon D2x
Date: Monday, December 28th, 2009 at 10:58 AM
Exposure: 1/200 sec at f5.6
Exposure Compensation: 734 ev
ISO: 200 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 9% of the image as shot), this lens is effectively a 993mm lens on a 35mm camera
Region: North America, Canada, British Columbia
Scientific Name: species related to Melanitta perspicillata (Surf Scoter)
Larger image: 862 x 1293
Raw image: 862 x 1293

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