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A couple wood ducks

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Chris_B, Mar 23, 2007.

  1. Chris_B

    Chris_B

    Mar 12, 2006
    Arlington, VA
    I found a nature area near my house with a small pond. There were 2 wood duck couples hanging out. I need to go back with my tripod. These were with the 300 f/4 + 1.7 TC - tough to handhold with sharp results unless the light is perfect.

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  2. the first is truly exceptional Chris and the 2nd aint chopped liver neither
     
  3. I would say you did very well hand held, A lot better than I could do.
     
  4. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Very beautiful ducks and you have done well
    Nice shots
     
  5. Very nice indeed. :smile:
     
  6. Chris_B

    Chris_B

    Mar 12, 2006
    Arlington, VA
    Thanks all. I am pretty excited to find a pond near my house with wood ducks. Next time, I'm bringing some support.
     
  7. STUNNING! Dunno if we have those around here, but WOW! Beautiful!
     
  8. Beautiful colors! Nice captures, Chris.
     
  9. Nice set Chris. These guys are a challenge to photograph as they are so skittish.
     
  10. Chris_B

    Chris_B

    Mar 12, 2006
    Arlington, VA
    Thanks Diannne/Phil/Jim. They are a challenge to expose well. To get the colors bring, you run the risk of blowing out the whites. I've seen them in the stream near out house and they usually fly off. This pond is nice since they don't feel threatened when I am on the observation platform.
     
  11. Chris_B

    Chris_B

    Mar 12, 2006
    Arlington, VA
    One more from this morning. There were 4 pairs of wood ducks today. I think one was nesting since it kept chasing the other ducks away from a part of the bank.

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  12. Nice I love these ducks great shots they can be real hard to approach
     
  13. midi

    midi Guest

    The colours in the first shot are incredible. To be honest, ducks do little to impress me, but I do like the way you captured that one.
     
  14. The first shot is great hand held. You set the bar very high.
     
  15. Glideslope

    Glideslope

    790
    Feb 8, 2006
    NY
    Nice work. Love the color in #1.
     
  16. WildBill

    WildBill

    410
    Mar 20, 2006
    Hammonton, New Jersey
    Bill
    Chris these are beautiful!! They are way too skittish around here though.

    Bill
     
  17. tech1961

    tech1961

    Jan 28, 2007
    Houston Tx.
    Fantastic shots Chris. Beautiful colors.
     
  18. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    I'm envious Chris. Very nice shots. :smile:
     
  19. Chris_B

    Chris_B

    Mar 12, 2006
    Arlington, VA
    Thanks all. I need to go back there sometime soon.
     
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