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Common Merganser mother helping her chicks become strong swimmers. She was guiding them up the fastest rapids of a mountain river. Once they got to the top of the rapids, she would have them float back down and start over again, and again.
Fast flowing mountain river.
Crowsnest Pass, Alberta, Canada
Date taken
June 10, 2021
Scientific name
Mergus merganser
Equipment used
Canon 7D Mk II, 300mm f/4 L
Shutter speed, aperture & ISO
1/1600, f/4, ISO 500
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Today, 14 2021, your little ones took their place, helping illustrate the Common Merganser article in Opus.

Thank you for sharing your work with us.

Your generosity is appreciated very much.

Great low camera close-up of this parent with a mess of chicks. Brilliant family capture and picture sillyak! TFS!
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Oh that must have been such fun to watch. How clever of the mother to work that one out.

A fabulous picture you've taken of this family too... many thanks for showing it to us Sillyak.

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Canon Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Focal length
300.0 mm
Exposure time
1/1600 second(s)
Off, did not fire
File size
10.9 MB
Date taken
Thu, 10 June 2021 4:10 PM
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