Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Lonely Little Ruddy Duck


I spied a lone Ruddy Duck male on the lake Friday morning. As I had never captured a good image of a Ruddy before I made an extra effort to approach him. I soon found this was no easy task for like a Grebe he would slip under the surface only to reappear quite some distance away.

I would have loved to have gotten closer but I am content with this image captured with the Canon 30D and a 100mm-400mm L lens.

6 comments:

Chad Oneil Myers said...

I like the color formations on him. Great design by God.

Abraham Lincoln said...

He has his eye on you Salty. They are smart birds as most are. I would be satisfied with this picture if it were mine.

fishing guy said...

Salty: I never even heard of a Ruddy Duck. You should learn something each day. Thanks for sharing.

Stacey Huston said...

Great shot, even captured the color of the beak/ bill, I guess that is a bill on a duck. lol thanks for sharing

Old Wom Tigley said...

This is another we see over here Salty.. been trying to get a shot of one for a while now.. A friend saw one a week or two back but when I went a day later I saw nothing of them.

Kerri said...

Wow, another one i haven't seen before. Great shot!