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Greater Scaup

Posted by Joshua Clark on March 6, 2014 at 4:06 pm
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A Greater Scaup wing flap. Seems like every time I have the opportunity to capture a wing flap I only get the back side of the duck. Not that case this time! :) This drake was photographed at Mosquito Lake in Ohio.

1dmkIV, manual, 1600sec @ f/7.1, ISO 500, 700mm (500mm f/4 + 1.4x)

~Joshua Clark

  • geopix

    I see mostly the Lesser Scaup down here. Nice one!

    • Joshua Clark

      Thanks so much Georgia!

  • Hunter58

    Nice shot Joshua. I probably would have called it a lesser but they are tough to tell apart. What makes me think lesser is the peak of the head being on the back side. On the greater the peak is towards the front of the head. Also bill looks a little small for greater and typically on the greater you would see more of the nail from the side in a shot like this. I’m not an expert on these but maybe others out there could verify.