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Red-throated Diver

Red-throated Diver

Storlien, Sweden, 27 June 2010
EOS 50D & 400mmf4DO + x1.4TC. 1/1600 sec f5.6 ISO 400

I like the low angle of this photo and the catch-light in the bird's eye. I had found this bird on its nest in the middle of a small pool the previous day, but the weather was atrocious. Returning the next morning in better conditions the bird was initially on its nest for a long time. As I started to depart, it moved off into the water and didn't seem disturbed by my presence, so I stayed somewhat longer. This shot was taken by lying down and resting the lens on the edge of the bank, as close to the water as I could get!

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