Friday, April 24, 2009
RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS, CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN, GLENCOE, ILLINOIS, APRIL 17, 2009
SMC Pentax-F* 300 mm f4.5 ED (IF)
1/1000 sec. f11
These mergansers are often seen on coastal salt water and rarely on fresh water, but this matched pair stopped at the Chicago Botanic Garden on their way north to God knows where. They're much more colorful than the drab common mergansers we see every day on the shore of Lake Superior. Click the photo for a larger version.