Drake Lesser Scaup Airborne

Post on December 4, 2014 Scaup Duck BirdsWaterfowl

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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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