Tuesday, May 18, 2010
MALE COMMON MERGANSER (MERGUS MERGANSER), GREEN, MICHIGAN, MAY 18, 2010
Sigma APO 135-400 at 400mm
1/500 sec. f9.5
The early-morning sun set off this large diving duck's orange bill as it paddled close inshore past our cabin on Lake Superior in Upper Michigan. I had just set up the camera and long lens on a tripod behind the cabin's front picture window when the merganser kindly consented to serve as a test subject.