Drake Lesser Scaup Airborne

Post on December 4, 2014 Scaup Duck BirdsWaterfowl


Lesser Scaups are one of few commonly found wintering ducks in North Dallas area. They are plentiful and often tame in residential areas. It’s challenging for a duck flyer due to its small size, fast and erratic speed; not an easy subject to track in flight so getting this male scaup airborne in clean background is quite a treat.

This male diver came at me in full speed then made a sudden turn upward for a stop. I’m very impressed with the new 7D Mark II able to nail 90 percent of the sequence!

  • Canon, EOS 7D Mark II
  • EF 500mm F4L IS USM
  • ISO 1250, 1/2000, F4.0 ,500mm
  • Carrollton, Texas
  • December 02, 2014
lesser scaup drake airborne in flight

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