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Mergus serrator (F)

Mergus serrator (F)
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Copyright: Derek Grant (PeakXV) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 0 N: 544] (3135)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-05-13
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 650D, Canon 100-400mm EF f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-05-16 17:37
Viewed: 1624
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It's not often that you can get a snap of ducks flying below you and sea level ... but that's exactly the case in this composition.

Deep waterways that have carved out over the centuries from The onrush of tidal waters in the Bay of Fundy have, over centuries, carved out these deep waterways through salt marshes where seabirds can fish & loiter in virtual obscurity.


The Red-breast Merganser is a large diving duck with a long, thin bill with serrated edges that helps it catch fish. They average 5162 cm (2024 in) long with a 7086 cm (2834 in) wingspan. The male has a dark head with a green sheen, a white neck with a rusty breast, a black back, and white underparts. Adult females have a rusty head and a greyish body. The juvenile is like the female, but lacks the white collar and has a smaller white wing patch.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae
Subfamily: Merginae
Genus: Mergus
Species: M. serrator


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Hello Derek,
a beautiful PoV you chose to capture this wonderful picture.
Sharpness and colour is great.
although it is a top class picture you present us.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-05-17 4:11]

Hi Derek,great timing and impressive quality of details despite the quick mouvement,very nice capture,very difficult,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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