Sunday 11 November 2012

Second visit to Carnsew Pool

I couldn't resist another visit today to see the adult drake Long-tailed Duck at Carnsew Pool.  Eventually this stunner drifted close to us (15-20 yards) and I managed to get some very nice images.  On close inspection, some remaining feathers can be seen on the nape and presumably these are part of the summer plumage "Mohican" feathering which gives the bird the American name of Oldsquaw.  The light was bright and gave the perfect conditions for photography.  The image below was taken with D3x and 600mm lens.  F/7.1 Exposure -0.3 EV. ISO 200. WB Cloudy.


  1. Nice image Steve, went again today but he was distant, stunning bird worth a second visit!