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Blue-winged Teal
Anas discors
Copyright David Seibel, 2011 (#5023) | Send Comment

Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Exposure: 1/1600 sec, f/11.0, ISO 2000
Lens: Canon 500mm f/4L IS + 1.4x II TC
Date: March 31, 2011
Location: Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, Stafford County, Kansas, USA

Description: A strong "tailwind" provides a rare display of the beautiful, intricately patterned individual feathers on this drake. The wind was so strong that it nearly blew the bird off its feet whenever it stood taller than a crouch in the shallow water.