I was taught a big lesson photographing this one. I had just taken a few landscape shots along the estuary and had set a very slow shutter speed to increase the depth of field - and then the goosander flew in to range. So I quickly swapped lenses and started taking photos of it struggling with the gulls - but I didn't change the shutter speed! There I was thinking I had lots of great action shots - but all I got was blur! I have posted one of the pics at the end, as it shows the mayhem that was going on in the water. I actually quite like the effect of the blur - so maybe I should say I did it deliberately!
|Gull fighting with goosander for food|
|Goosander walks away victorious|
|And here's the blurred one. The goosander's under water!|