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    Strange Duck

    Went to the beach today to shoot pelicans diving for food and there were none but I did see a strange duck that after a google image search I found out is a surf scoter.
    Strange Duck

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    Re: Strange Duck

    That's a first for me. Where are you Roger? (It would be good if you were to go to Edit Profile and put in your location, so that it appears in the sidebar alongside your message, just like mine beside this message. Then everybody knows where everybody else is.)

    When people post up images of, to some of us, new and/or unknown species, it's always good to know where in the world the the bird/animal is being seen.

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    Re: Strange Duck

    Donald, This shot was taken at Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro CA.

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    Re: Strange Duck

    It is a beautiful bird and you did well with the blacks.

    Btw, surely not the only shot you got?

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    Re: Strange Duck

    Reminds me of a Toucan. Very cool shot. The color of the water is a perfect complement to the colors in the bird. I'd love to see a close-up of his face and beak.

    Thanks for posting.

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    Re: Strange Duck

    Never seen one before thanks for sharing. Would like to see more. Maybe some of your pelican shots ?

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    Re: Strange Duck

    Nice find. They are surely a strange looking bird. This is a male, the female is more brown. Around here they stay a ways off shore and come in on occasion. Never captured one myself. Yet!

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    Re: Strange Duck

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    It is a beautiful bird and you did well with the blacks.

    Btw, surely not the only shot you got?
    I got a couple more but they don't come too close and all the shots look fairly similar but here's a couple more, I believe the one shot is a female and male
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    Re: Strange Duck

    Quote Originally Posted by jamn4ex View Post
    Never seen one before thanks for sharing. Would like to see more. Maybe some of your pelican shots ?
    I have one in the themed photo challenge #28 right now here's a link Themed Photo Challenge #28: Good Timing
    I will also post some others right now.

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