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    Default A rare vagrant to India - Smew

    The Smew (Mergellus albellus) i is the only living member of the genus Mergellus. This species breeds in the northern taiga of Europe and Asia. This bird is very rare winter visitor in India. Since 3 years the female Smew is made its winter ground in the Teesta Barrage, Gajoldoda, West Bengal. The photograph was clicked in 24 Feb, 2020.

    Nikon D500, Nikkor 200-500 mm
    500 mm, f/6.3, 1/1800s, iso 800
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    Rare sighting of this cute species. The low angle looks great. Lovely eye contact. Did you photograph from a boat? Nicely captured. Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrudul Godbole View Post
    Rare sighting of this cute species. The low angle looks great. Lovely eye contact. Did you photograph from a boat? Nicely captured. Thanks for sharing.
    Thanks for your obsservation madam...yes i clicked it from a boat.....

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    Lovely image Sandipan! I like the composition and colours. Thanks for sharing.

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    Beautiful image and lovely low angle .The colours are awesome .Thanks for sharing .

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