17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Slow shutter image of a common merganser (female) taking off for a flight

Common mergansers are migratory to eastern part of India. For last few years, mergansers have been visiting Gajoldoba wetland in India during winter. Important to note, in this wetland, one has to capture images sitting in a smaller hand-ridden boat, mostly in moving conditions. With panning in slow shutter (1/40 sec), this effect was achieved.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: West Bengal, India
Camera: NIKON D810
Copyright: © Sumanta Basu