This is a Male Hooded Merganser I photographed at my neighbors pond near the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas (2016). This was the first winter that I saw a pair in this pond and have not seen them since.
How I Got The Shot – Male Hooded Merganser
I was sitting on a dock hand holding a Canon EOS 7D Mark II with a Canon EF 100 – 400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens attached.
- AV Mode
- Back-button Focus
- Aperture f5.6
- ISO 1000
- Shutter speed – 1/320 of a second
- Auto White Balance
- Exposure Mode – Auto
- Single Point, Continuous Auto Focus
- Metering Mode – Evaluative
- Focal Length – 400 mm