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jude01
02-07-2012, 11:56 PM
So Surf Scoters are a bird that over winters here. I have been trying to get close to them for 2 seasons now. Every time I walk down the pier they see me coming and swim way off in the far distance. I lucked out today though..

watching me
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l189/selenaxrt123/Selena%20Rhodes%20Scofield%20Photography/surfscoterlookingatme.jpg

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l189/selenaxrt123/Selena%20Rhodes%20Scofield%20Photography/scotercloseup.jpg

The reason they stuck around was it was evening and they were looking for dinner. As the male swam under the pier, I went to the other side and saw the hen

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l189/selenaxrt123/Selena%20Rhodes%20Scofield%20Photography/femalesurfscoterunderwater.jpg


http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l189/selenaxrt123/Selena%20Rhodes%20Scofield%20Photography/femalesurfscoterabovepov.jpg

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l189/selenaxrt123/Selena%20Rhodes%20Scofield%20Photography/surfscoterdrake.jpg

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l189/selenaxrt123/Selena%20Rhodes%20Scofield%20Photography/surfscotercross.jpg

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l189/selenaxrt123/Selena%20Rhodes%20Scofield%20Photography/surfscoterdrakeonwater.jpg

It looked like they where after mussels on the piling.

my fav shot, just wish I hadn't cut off his butt, it kinda looks like a painting to me
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l189/selenaxrt123/Selena%20Rhodes%20Scofield%20Photography/surfscoterpainting.jpg

Iguanasan
02-08-2012, 06:59 AM
What a really cool set... love the shot of his head breaking through the water! (third from the end). :thumbup::thumbup:

vyeko
02-08-2012, 08:08 AM
Really great series.I like the same image too.But underwater are really special.

aubintbay
02-08-2012, 12:03 PM
Great set! Really liking the underwater shots. We dont see too many of those. I like the one just coming up....good timing.

kat
02-08-2012, 12:37 PM
Im with Iggy for the third to last one! :)

Marko
02-08-2012, 01:18 PM
wonderfully captured jude!

jude01
02-08-2012, 10:21 PM
Thanks guys!

asnow
02-11-2012, 04:06 PM
Cool set.

Hillbillygirl
02-26-2012, 07:03 AM
All wonderful captures Jude, and with a perspective not often seen.