Hooded Mergansers have a crest at the back of the head which can be expanded or contracted. In adult males, this crest has a large white patch, the head is black and the sides of the duck are reddish-brown. The adult female has a reddish crest, with much of the rest of the head and body a greyish-brown. The Hooded Merganser has a sawbill but is not classified as a typical merganser. (From Wikipedia)
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holmertz (55035) 2013-10-06 7:47
What a very nice little bird. Its colors are fairly discreet but very beautiful and you were lucky to see it in a place where the water also had very fine tones of green and yellow.
lousat (93756) 2013-10-06 8:57
Hi Eleu,a perfect pic for treknature,and this is really the best,whit fine details and colors and a beautiful clean water,i like it!!! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
rychem (38265) 2013-10-06 9:00
This "hairstyling" is amazing, beautiful and funny bird. First class photo
danos (99902) 2013-10-06 9:03
nice the close up view of the hooded Merganser as passing by in front of your lens.I like the informative note as the excellent light and colour management.
saxo042 (37902) 2013-10-06 9:10
A very beautiful bird and a very good capture. There are many fine and sharp details here, this could be used in an ornithology handbook!
cornejo (43891) 2013-10-06 10:42
Hello Eleu, very good picture of this beautiful and interesting bird, very well composed and captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good morning and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Sonata11 (33969) 2013-10-07 9:47
this is soooo cute a little fellow. So cute head. Wonderfully capture and presented to us. Beautiful work. Tfs.
All the best,
ChrisJ (116136) 2013-10-08 5:45
Good sharpness and superb lighting and color with the bird well positioned in the frame. I like the subtle warm cold color contrast between the yellow green sunlight dappled water and the blue sky reflections. Excellent shadow detail and good timing to get most of the bird in sunlight. Shadow detail at right is excellent. Tfs!
Cricri (121333) 2013-10-08 11:50
Tout mignon et drôle a la fois avec sa crête sur la tète, merveilleuse prise, et des couleurs merveilleuses