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male White-eyed Duck/Hardhead in flight
Hans&Judy Beste

male White-eyed Duck/Hardhead in flight (Aythya australis)

Males of this species,known as Hardheads or White-eyed Duck,have white eyes,whereas females have dark eyes.
Gold Coast/Queensland?Australia
Scientific name
Aythya australis
Equipment used
Canon 40D,f5'6 Canon 400mm lens
Shutter speed, aperture & ISO
1/4000 sec;f6.3 / ISO 400
WOW! Another super fantastic image. An absolutely superior display that is perfect. Thanks for sharing
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Opus Editor
What a great flight shot this is H&J.

It so clearly shows his underparts plumage too. Very well done my friends.

I've added this picture to the Opus article - many thanks for sharing it with us Hans.

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