Saturday, August 15, 2015

Pic of the Day

Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, Dendrocygna autumnalis: 
Viera Wetlands; Viera, Florida
    I have seen Black-bellied Whistling Ducks numerous times in the past, but never had a good opportunity to get a decent photo.  This past July, I was driving through the Viera Wetlands when I found this pair perched atop a palm snag.   I was very excited to see the birds and very excited when they allowed me to park my van about 25 feet away without flying away.  I used the van as a blind to get these close-up images.

Nikon D800, Nikkor 500mm f/4, 1/1000 @ f/11

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