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A few more Mallards

Discussion in 'Birds' started by PGB, Sep 14, 2005.

  1. PGB


    Jan 25, 2005
    Hope you enjoy these as much as I did taking them.

    Comments and critiques welcome!



  2. drueter


    Apr 24, 2005
    Southeast Texas
    Beautiful flight shots, Patrick! You're sure doing well on those mallards lately!
  3. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005
    Lookin' good Patrick. I just posted mine too. It was a good day for duckies. :wink:
  4. Patrick,

    Those are hands down better then the last set. WOW !
  5. You and Frank have some really good stuff here. I am sure it was a lot of fun. I sure like these Patrick.
  6. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    Swweeettt and Rockin
    gotta get me some of those, any tips??
  7. PGB


    Jan 25, 2005

    Well Ben, it definately helps to have tame birds.

    Know the area that you are shooting and how the light affects it. After 2 years of shooting at the pond that Frank and I go to I have pretty much have it figured out.

    Of course it helps to know your equipment, oh and chimp a lot!

  8. Greg


    Apr 5, 2005
    Fayetteville, TN
    Hey Frank, it was nice of you to loan these to Patrick!

    All kidding aside. I see great improvement here. good shoots.
  9. PGB


    Jan 25, 2005
    Thanks Greg. Now, we just need to get you out there.

  10. WOW great series the 2nd one is awesome great tracking of these fast flying birdies, anyone who hasn't tried tracking them doesn't know how hard it can be.
  11. PGB


    Jan 25, 2005
    Thanks Mike, they are fast. Especially when food is involved, which is most of the time. :) 
  12. Mallard airport?

    Hi Patrick,

    At your place the mallards seem to be a lot more active then in my place.

    The only mallards we have are floating - lazy bastards.

    By the way - excellent series.

    Thanks for sharing.
  13. WOW Patrick! Nice pics! I really like that third shot.
  14. That last shot is fantastic. Just enough motion blur in the wings to make it interesting and the head is rock solid. Love the color as well. This is a really great job with this entire series.
  15. These are fantastic....I don't know how you kept the focus on the eye in the last one! :eek: 
  16. Those are dandies Patrick. They even look like they are smiling for the camera -- did you use UF's smile trick?
  17. Nice shots, Patrick.

  18. tojor


    Jul 27, 2005
    Those are great pictures. #3 is one of the best I've seen of those birds. The other two are also awesome. What lens was used?
  19. PGB


    Jan 25, 2005
    Thank you everyone for the kind words.

    The lens used was a Nikon 300mm f4 with a 1.4tc, camera D2x at full resolution.

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