Amateur Photographer

Tufted ducks

Source:   Birds prefer to land into the wind, so position yourself accordingly  

Position yourself at water level to capture more intimate and engaging shots

Tufted ducks are widespread, and as such are often neglected as photographic subjects, overshadowed by other species. However, with their contrasting black & white plumage and piercing golden eyes, they can look very striking. Being so common also has its advantages: they are not difficult to spot, and you should be able to find some near you.


I've photographed tufted ducks all over the place, from

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