Barrow’s Goldeneye

I’ve taken quite a few pictures of this duck, a Barrow’s Goldeneye, in the last few years, and I’ve always been fascinated by the white “chevrons” on its side,

Barrows Goldeneye

but it wasn’t until I saw this shot that I realized what caused those “chevrons.”

Barrow's Goldeneye Landing

Duh… Nature’s origami.

5 thoughts on “Barrow’s Goldeneye

  1. Love “nature’s origami” Loren – super shots as usual. My friend, who reads your blog from my blog list, but is not a blogger, asks what kind of equipment you have with you to take such wonderful shots. She is a birder and a photographer and says do you carry a digiscope? (don’t know what that is but am asking the question for her) she so admires your work, particularly the swans of pure whiteness.

  2. I use a Canon 40D with a 400mm 5.6 lens, pat, which is relatively light and compact.

    I’ve looked at using a digiscope, but that means I’d have to carry a tripod and a heavy scope, something I’ve resisted so far. I’m really more of a walker than I am a birder or a photographer. So, I’ve been unwilling to accept anything that would limit the length of my walks, so far.

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