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PIC OF THE WEEK: 04/07/14 • PREVIOUS WEEKNEXT WEEKALL 2014 PICS

Bird Pic Of The Week

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(Aythya valisineria)

Where: Richmond, VA • Byrd Park

Notes: It was almost ironic when this majestically shaped duck dove down and resurfaced with a mollusk. I had just posted the picture of the week for last week of (04-01-2014) with a nearly identical behavior and pose of a different species, which feeds by searching the muddy bottom of lakes for just such a morsel also. The rusty head and red eye of this spring male seemed to glow in the fading afternoon light of this inner city pond. The bird had been resting with its head tucked under its wing when I first got to the lake. Eventually it awoke and began to head to the narrow corner where I happened to be sitting and waiting. It made 3 passes back and forth while I was there, stopping to rest a little in the center of the lake each time. This is the closest I had ever been to this species, having spent a few hours in sub-freezing temperatures this past winter attempting the photograph a few on a different local pond.

Small Bird Photo 1

Small Bird Photo 2

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Equipment: Canon EOS 5D Mark III • Canon 600mm f-4 Prime USM L Series Lens • Canon 1.4X Teleconverter II • Gitzo 3531LS Tripod • Wimberly Head WH-101

Exposure: Shutter Speed = 1/3200 second • Aperture = f-5.6 • Exposure Mode = Aperture Priority • Focus Mode: AiServo • Lens (Focal) Length = 840 mm • ISO = 400 • Aprox. Camera Distance = ~50 Feet • Date Shot: 04-01-14

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