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Old Nov 17, 2012, 3:26 AM   #1
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These are an Arctic dweller that migrates to the Great Lakes region for the winter months.







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Old Nov 17, 2012, 6:53 AM   #2
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Cool - How do you get so close???
Theses guys tend to fly away as soon as they see me sneaking close
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Very cool, I've never seen one of these. Thanks for sharing.
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Beautiful little guys. That white is hard to expose correctly against all the contrasting brown and black. Like Mugmar, never seen these before. Thanks.
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Spectacular birds, always amazes me how nature dishes up such beautiful creatures.
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Thank you all for the kind compliments, and yes they are one of my favourite of waterfowl.

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Cool - How do you get so close???
Theses guys tend to fly away as soon as they see me sneaking close
Down where we shot these is a break-wall you can crawl on hands and knees for a bit to get closer, plus the 500 mm F4L helps. Not fun to crawl with though.
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