Thursday, March 18, 2010

Hooded Mergansers on the Wing

Hooded Mergansers on the Wing
Adult male and female. They left town about a week ago, just before the ice melted. Large version here.

8 comments:

Tom Hilton said...

Great capture!

Donna said...

Love these birds in flight images.

Generik said...

Wow! Looks like a painting.

E-6 said...

Ditto on the painting verisimilitude. Uncanny, really.

ahab said...

Thanks. I chased these birds (not this particular pair) for weeks this winter and got quite a few good shots of them. This one might be the best, though, as it shows their beautiful structure and strength and coloration to such good effect. They're extremely stylish birds. And wild as anything, I think I've mentioned before. I've grown really fond of the species.

Jonny Hamachi said...

Wow. Nice.

Generik said...

I keep coming back to this, mostly just to marvel at the detail on the following bird's wing. This is such an outstanding shot, definitely one of your best.

ahab said...

Thanks, G, Jonny.