Eider Up!

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Comments (14)

someGuyinmasset on February 19, 2011

What a cool shot! Good title too.

Bits-n-Pieces on February 20, 2011

Thanks Guy! lol, poor little thing, I was taking photos of all the boys fighting over her ( to her left) and didn't even notice her diving and coming back up until I saw the photos!

whoelius on February 21, 2011

Yikes. I hope she really was on the way up, and that you're not just ameliorating the story for us. :/

kamalyn on February 21, 2011

She was, honest! One of those split second things we'd never see if it weren't for cameras! The next frame she's happily swimming along. But lolol, the pic sure does look like 'Duck Aspic', doesn't it? Thanks who!

peargrin on February 21, 2011

Very cool capture! Great timing! Cheers, pear

Bits-n-Pieces on February 21, 2011

Thanks pear! LOL, sure wish I could say I carefully tried for this one, but in fact I never even noticed! I think male eiders in breeding plumage are so beautiful, and soooo funny, so that's all I was looking at.

Nawitka on February 21, 2011

:D You're right, normally we'd never "see" this moment! very cool!

((Ospr3y)) on February 28, 2011

Haha awesome shot! Love the title!


Best Wishes, Liam

Closed on March 1, 2011

Here I thought.. poor Bitsy can't spell..

And holy moly what's that in the water? Nessie?

Then I asked the keeper of all knowledge great and small.. "Google" and it says it's a duck!

Excuse me, I'm feather brained but bird challenged.. It's a really neat shot! :<))

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on March 4, 2011

I have to agree with you there GG but we cant all be perfect..Shame! Never mind hun..:))

As for the unkind reference to Nessie, Please GG!! Never put an Eider down!


someGuyinmasset on March 4, 2011

Oh dear, Jim, after reading that one I can't help but believe we are doomed as a species.

Bits-n-Pieces on March 5, 2011

Thanks Nawitka! It really is surprising the things we snap that we don't even know are there because they happen so fast.

Thanks Liam! You'd love watching eiders play. They really are funny ducks.

LOLOL GG, Thanks! See how much you can learn about here on Panoramio? I guess I should post a shot of her suitors. They're such elegant clowns.

Groan!!!! Jim! But lol, glad you got it. And over here we'd be thrilled to have a Nessie. Hmmmmm, maybe I should claim that's what this is!

And lol Guy - when you make comments like that we all know you're just kicking yourself for not making the comment first!

krzymat10 on September 30, 2013

Świetny strzał :-)


Bits-n-Pieces on October 20, 2013

Dziękuję bardzo kryzymat10 :)

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 19, 2011
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    by Bits-n-Pieces
    • Taken on 2011/02/18 15:39:56
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 200.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO320
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash