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Copyright: Rick Price (Adanac) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-09-06
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon EF 600mm f4.0L IS USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-05-12 2:56
Viewed: 3177
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Well Lucy and I are off on our vacation in about 10 hours, the trailer is packed and we're excited to be able to go watch the spring flurry of action in our part of the world. Will the Loons be back, did old One Eye the Black Bear boar make it through the winter, will the Red Fox vixen use the same den and what new and exciting thing will we witness this year? Wish us luck. This image is from the last vacation we were on in September 2010. It was taken at Fish Creek Park near Hyder Alaska. This female Common Merganser was swimming on the lagoon that is just off the creek. The water is such a beautiful colour which is produced by the rock flour from the Salmon Glacier.

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Hello Rick,
A wonderful photo of handsome duck. Excellent sharpness and colors. Wonderful water.

A beautiful composition, nice detail and colour, beautiful lighting

Hallo Rick
I saw that you where posting and just loved all the ones I have seen so far. Unfortunately my time is so very limited at the moment to spend the time on the gallery that I wish to do. But now I read that you are going on vacation and thought I must take a few minutes to leave my penny of thoughts on this lovely image.

The colours in this image is very striking, especially that of the water and the toffee coloured feathers on the head and in the neck of this beautiful water bird. I also like the natural sunlight very much as it gives extra pizzazz to this lovely image. The image as a whole has such a relaxed feel to it.
Thanks for sharing and have a great time.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2011-05-12 8:19]

Beautiful colors indeed! And the details are awesome.
A great profile of the merganser.
Have a wonderful trip.
Can't wait to see all your new photos!
TFS. ; )

Hello Rick,
Wonderful colours photo, nice sharpness details on the duck and beautiful colour of the water very good composition,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice vacation!
Best Regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-05-12 8:48]

Hello Rick,
What a wonderful colours in this photo. Great sharpness, details, POV and composition.
Have a fantastic time on your vacation, be careful and all the best.

Bonjour Rick,

Nice capture, water is so clear it almost look like carabeian water or pool water. Good balanced composition, good technical quality. It gives the taste to visit that part of the Country. Nice work and TFS


Hello Rick
Beautiful photo with excellent composition and good sharpness. The colours and the lighting are fantastic

Hello Rick,
Excellent capture of this beautiful bird taken with good details and nice colours. I saw this bird a few times here in Romania but it is very scared.

Hi Rick,

Good Luck! We gave up on Yellowstone... weather has been awful there and I had to deal with some health issues. Might catch up with you next year.

Like your merganser in that clear water. I love their surprised expression. Great sharpness and exposure.

Evelynn : )

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-05-13 15:19]

Hello Rick,
A great shot of this little female Merganser. She looks like she has a tiny smile on her face. Excellent detail and gorgeous coloration. I especially like the tone of blue that the water is. Have a wonderful and safe vacation!!

Hello Rick

I love the water's color tones on this image,
excellent photo of the female Common Merganser
with fine POV and framing, excellent focus
sharpness and details. Bonne Vacances, TFS


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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2011-05-15 3:59]

Hi Rick,

What a beauty. You were lucky to catch this one. In Holland it's seldom seen. I agree that the color of the water is magnificent.


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