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Friday, October 29, 2010

Photo of the Day! Ring-necked Duck

Ring-necked Duck
Nikon D90, Nikkor 500mm f/4 AFS, ISO 640 f/8 1/1000

Near the top of my list of best looking ducks is the Ring-necked Duck. I've wanted a photo of one of these for a while. There are many of these that move through my area in Minnesota, but they are very skittish and have proven hard to photograph. I got my big chance on a trip to Florida earlier this year when I got a tip of a good spot to photograph my previously problematic bird. This image is the culmination of my effort!