Buffleheads Arrive en Masse

Today’s post features some more Bufflehead duck images I captured recently at our Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri) home. For about a week, it seemed like there were constantly some Buffleheads fishing behind our dock. I typically have had trouble getting some decent images of these small, often shy little ducks. But I’ve had some pretty good luck here at the lake.  Here’s some of my favorite images:

Here is a pair of Buffleheads (drake leading the hen):

Bufflehead pair

A drake flies into the cove in early morning light:

Bufflehead drake in flight

And a couple of images of successful fishermen:

Bufflehead drake with fish

Bufflehead drake with fish

Coming up … more migrating ducks at the Lake.


Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 7D Mark 2 body
  • Canon 500 mm, f/4 IS lens + Canon 1.4x TC
  • Bogen 3221 tripod + Wemberly gimbal head
  • ISO 800 and ISO 1600 (flight image)
  • Aperture f/5.6 and f/6.3
  • Shutter Speed 1/320 sec. to 1/4000 sec.



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