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.

  3. now if we could get an old buick to fly,we might discover its secret. great series, loren. kjm

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