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These are taken a month ago at Lloyd Lake. I was lucky to have a chance to observe the Hooded Merganser and photograph them.

1D4 + 500F4 + 1.4x II TC
ISO 1250. F7.1. 1/800th @ 700mm

1. Floating
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3299/13026250195_62294fb940_b_d.jpg


2.
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3. Showing off
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4.
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5.
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6.
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7.
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8.
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9.
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10.
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11. Calling mate
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12.
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13. 2 males trying to impress
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14. Chasing other male
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15. Rushing
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16. Spotting a female
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17. Showing off muscle
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18. Courting
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19. Eating
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20.
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21. Female submerges in water. Male pulls her head up
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22.
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23.
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24.
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25.
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27.
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Apr 09, 2014 at 02:49 AM
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What a large outstanding set, Tam. Too many good ones. (Never too many good ones) In #11 I've never seen that display. The sex life of a female duck sure looks like a tough one.
Rex



Apr 09, 2014 at 03:01 AM
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Super set Tam. Love them all.

George



Apr 09, 2014 at 03:04 AM
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surgemaster wrote:
What a large outstanding set, Tam. Too many good ones. (Never too many good ones) In #11 I've never seen that display. The sex life of a female duck sure looks like a tough one.
Rex



Thank you very much, Rex. And I agree with you about the female duck.

- Tam



Apr 09, 2014 at 03:18 AM
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gschrade wrote:
Super set Tam. Love them all.

George


Thank you very much, George

- Tam



Apr 09, 2014 at 03:19 AM
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You did very well with this beautiful subject. I miss being there at the Lake. Owl we have here now our Owls.


Apr 09, 2014 at 03:47 AM
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I miss them....they are not here anymore.
Nice SET!!!



Apr 09, 2014 at 03:48 AM
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mikedec wrote:
You did very well with this beautiful subject. I miss being there at the Lake. Owl we have here now our Owls.


Thanks Mike. I would love to trade my Hoodie with your Owl, Mike.

- Tam



Apr 09, 2014 at 03:52 AM
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troylim wrote:
I miss them....they are not here anymore.
Nice SET!!!


Thanks very much, Troy.

- Tam



Apr 09, 2014 at 03:52 AM
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Such characters. You got plenty of good poses, that's for sure. Well done.

Henrik



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Superb set Tam


Apr 09, 2014 at 05:01 AM
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Holy smoke! That's a fantastic set Tam! That male is a one big bully.


Apr 09, 2014 at 05:59 AM
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Great set Tam

-Tim



Apr 09, 2014 at 06:06 AM
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Stunning set Tam !!!

Birdie



Apr 09, 2014 at 06:13 AM
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Lovely coverage, excellent quality. The feeding and breeding behavior bring it to another level. Can't recall ever seeing a picture of one dinning on lobster. Thank you
Phil



Apr 09, 2014 at 07:08 AM
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great job capturing the action Tam


Apr 09, 2014 at 08:43 AM
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For such a pretty bird, they look quite comical when they get all puffed up and stretch their neck way up (#5). This is a stellar set Tam. Great poses and action. Very enjoyable viewing.


Apr 09, 2014 at 12:22 PM
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Great stuff, Tam. Terrific collection.

Ed



Apr 09, 2014 at 12:52 PM
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Very nice action Tam, you captured the mating dance and antics wonderfully!!! The white balance looks a bit odd in some of these, a bit cool. Maybe warming them up would make them that much better

Tim



Apr 09, 2014 at 12:57 PM
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hnilsson wrote:
Such characters. You got plenty of good poses, that's for sure. Well done.

Henrik


Thanks very much, Henrik

- Tam



Apr 09, 2014 at 01:53 PM
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