Mr. and Mrs. Bufflehead

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© Kevin J. Woolley
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UploadedMarch 23, 2009
TakenMarch 22, 2009
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D300
Exposure1/640 sec at f/9
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length300 mm
ISO200
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A cute pair of buffleheads in between dives for food.

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  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (22 Mar 2009):

    Love it :) well done

  • Kevin J. Woolley

    Kevin J. Woolley said (22 Mar 2009):

    Thank you, Andrew!

  • Nancy Miller

    Nancy Miller gave props (22 Mar 2009):

    And a beautiful couple they are! Is the one in the front, the male? Since the males are usually prettier than the females? Great capture, Kevin!

  • Kevin J. Woolley

    Kevin J. Woolley said (23 Mar 2009):

    Thank you, Nancy! The one in front is indeed the male -- they can afford to be flashy, because if they get eaten the female can still tend to the young.
    The male buffleheads have flashy, iridescent colours and purple feet, so they are amusing to see out of the water. I've never seen a female out of the water, so I don't know if they have purple feet as well.

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