Busy times created a serious backlog in photo selection and editing. Anyhow, in the beginning of this month I was able to make a beautiful Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula/Brilduiker) series. This ♂ and ♀ were the only inhabitants of a small forest fen without a name south of the “Strabrechtsche Heide”. I especially like the gloomy dark greenish water and the extreme low point of view; my telephoto lens was only a few centimeters above water level.
* Canon EOS 40D with 500mm/f4 IS and 1.4x; ISO-400, f5.6, 1/320s, -0.3 stop; from beanbag.
* Canon EOS 40D with 500mm/f4 IS and 1.4x; ISO-400, f6.3, 1/500s, -0.3 stop; idem.
* Canon EOS 40D with 500mm/f4 IS and 1.4x; ISO-400, f5.6, 1/1250s, -0.7 stop; idem.