common merganser

Female merganser hanging on to a shrinking sliver of the Long Praire River. While they’re only partial migrants, this one seems particularly reluctant with several inches of ice on area lakes and many rivers. ~ The frozen edge made eye level shooting easy, but a couple hours prone on ice made for shaky shooting.

dateDecember 20, 2020locationMotley, MinnesotagearNikon Z6, 600mm, 1/3200 sec @ f/4, ISO 200

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