Sunday, August 19, 2012

Pic Of The Week: I Sleep One Brain Hemisphere At A Time



Hooded Meganser. I already look forward to joining the clusterfuck of bird photographers at Lloyd Lake this fall, when the small and confiding meganser flock of small and confiding mergansers (see what I did there?) returns for the cold months. Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA.

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  1. ha, nice. If you blurr your focus and drop some acid while looking at this photo, it also looks like a Bufflehead facing the other direction kinda sorta, so I've been told...

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    1. Clearly you have access to finer acid than I, Laurence.

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    2. Yup, I make me own hydrochloric in me belly...eww.

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  2. Beautiful detailed shot! I can't wait till ours come back for the winter. Probably another two months.

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  3. Great shot, Steve. Truly a beautiful little duck and one that I, too, look forward to seeing this fall on the Kennebec R. in Maine when I pass through. ~karen

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    1. Thanks Karen! They are a high quality duck.

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  4. Steve, I really don't like shooting birds in a large group of photographers, the wintering eagles here are about the only time I do, so I often avoid chasing after a rarity to photograph.

    This is truly a beautiful image of the merganser, I love the restful pose.

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    1. I don't think anyone enjoys that, but that is sometimes the situation we find ourselves in. Attempting to thoroughly photograph rarities has its own set of ethical questions...these birds are famous for their fearlessness, thus the attention they get.

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