Where: Glen Allen, VA • Lake at Nuckols & Cox Roads
Equipment: Canon EOS D20 with 100-400mm Zoom L Series Lens with Image Stabilizer • 2X converter • Manfroto Tripod
Exposure: Shutter Speed = 1/800 • Aperture = f 11.0 • Exposure Mode = Aperture Priority • Lens (Focal) Length = 730 mm (365 mm w/ 2X converter) • ISO = 800 • Aprox. Camera Distance = ~35 Feet • Date Shot: 12-13-06
Notes: I have often found that I do not have to go far from home to find a variety of birds. As fall turns to winter, the waterfowl return from their northern breeding grounds and new species appear. This winter plumage male Ruddy Duck was part of a flock of eight "Ruddys" that had visited a local lake for a couple of days during migration. He seemed to be on watch-duty while the rest of the group napped not far off shore.
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