Male Hooded Merganser, Reeds

Male Hooded Merganser

I liked the idea of this first composition best of these three, but the Merganser’s beak gets lost where it overlaps with the reed behind him.

Male Hooded Merganser, Reeds
Male Hooded Merganser, Reeds

The second image has a nice profile of his beak and the water has a lighter tint.

Male Hooded Merganser, Reeds
Male Hooded Merganser, Reeds

Not surprisingly he turned away from me as he passed the end of the reed clump.

Male Hooded Merganser, Reeds
Male Hooded Merganser, Reeds

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