Cattle Egret, Bulbucus ibis

Friday, February 13, 2009

UNEXPECTED BYSTANDERS

I processed this image of a Hooded Merganser, thought there was a stick poking out of the pond, and someone with sharper eyes said "is that a Red eared Slider"? I often see things in my pics that my old eyes missed when I took the pic. This shot is at about 469mm equivalent, handheld, the Leica lens did a pretty good job.
Red-eared Slider, Trachemys scripta elegans, and Hooded Merganser, Lophodytes cucullatus.

2 comments:

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Great photos: you need a good camera and lens to catch a bird on water in motion like that ... plus a good eye ... and patience ...

tsiya said...

Thanks, Robert, my specialty is sitting still, and that's 90% of the trick.
It takes 15 or 20 minutes before the critters forget seeing you walk in, and start going about their business again.

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