I'd a duck in my viewfinder so I shot it.

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A male Eider duck overwintering in Whitby harbour.

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Comments (5)

Neil Grimwood on March 4, 2012

Caught him just right mate, it looks as if he made those swirls knowing he was going to be shot;-)

Wasn't the shot where he opened his wings any good??

Yorkshire Sam on March 4, 2012

As you know Neil holding the camera near the water without being able to see what was in the viewfinder meant having to be a bit lucky and a few frames are pretty decent with this being my favourite. Sadly that one you mention isn't as good as it looked on the camera display and wasn't worth editing really.

many thanks !

Yorkshire Sam on March 12, 2012

Cheers Clive, I hadn't heard it before and this fellow wasn't giving a performance so I enjoyed the link. I'd love to think that's the noise people make when they view our pictures :o)

regards, Sam

brian gillman on May 27, 2012

Super photo! Y*. Not easy to get but very good texture in the downy white feathers. I love the call these ducks make too. Common in NW Scotland. That long drawn-out "Ohhhh" always makes me think of a group of women (sorry girls!)responding to a particularly salacious, juicy bit of gossip!

Best wishes, Brian.

Yorkshire Sam on May 27, 2012

Cheers Brian, yes that lovely sound can be heard if you use the above link left by Clive. Your comparison sums it up nicely though.

regards, Sam

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  • Uploaded on March 4, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Yorkshire Sam
    • Taken on 2012/03/02 11:21:44
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 70.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO125
    • Exposure Bias: -1.67 EV
    • No flash