Monday, June 07, 2010

Disappearing Act: Hooded Merganser

A young Hooded Merganser swims past my hide noticing that something is not quite right.


As most of you know the only control of natural lighting the wildlife photographer has is in choosing the location to shoot from. In the case of the wood ducks and mergansers I have been posting lately because of their wariness that control lies solely in the choice of hiding spots. This photograph was taken in the morning from a location I normally consider an evening spot but in this case the backlighting worked to my advantage

 

 
As I began burst firing the Merganser quickly dived beneath the surface apparently leaving the area as I did not see it again during this wetlands visit.

5 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I like the disappearing shot.This takes some quick shooting to get that.
Blessings,Ruth

Leedra said...

Reminds me of Grebes. It seems everytime I snap they are gone. And they come back up....WAY over THERE! LOL!

Elaine said...

I like the backlightin in the first shot, and the disappearing shot is very fun. Amazing that you never saw him again.

troutbirder said...

I'm with Leedra one that one. I just about went crazy yesterday trying to capture a family of Eared Grebes. You did good Coy!

Marci said...

Great! Never saw a photo like the second one. Perfect capture!