Common Goldeneye on Lost Lagoon

 

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Common Goldeneye | Garrot à œil d’or | Bucephala clangula: The top photo shows the remarkable courting display of a male in front of a female (the whole contortion routine was accompanied by remarkably deep grunts, by the way). Below, a male showed me his best side!

Both photos taken February 20, 2016, on Stanley Park’s Lost Lagoon in Vancouver, BC with a handheld Nikon D5200 and AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR, cropped. Not baited, called in or set up.

  • Top (male courting a female): ISO 800 | 500mm | f/5.6 | 1/800
  • Bottom (male): ISO 500 | 500mm | f/5.6 | 1/1000

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