Tuesday, 12 March 2013

The Excitement of Rarity

From Birds 2013

A mallard peforming Pugachev's Cobra? Nikon D90, AF-S DX VR Nikkor 55-300mm 4.5-5.6G ED, ISO200, 1/400 s, f/8.

Birders are after rarity which is not always a good thing. Animals are disturbed which can be fatal especially during the nesting time. The photographical downside is that we have a lots of pictures of rare species and few of common species.

Are common birds dull? By no means, no! There's hardly more common bird in Helsinki during Winter than mallard and I think they're fascinating birds. One can photograph them, study their behaviour and be sure that they don't care about you at all.

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