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A Mallard and a Chick!

Discussion in 'Birds' started by PGB, Sep 12, 2005.

  1. PGB


    Jan 25, 2005


    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 13, 2005
  2. dbirdsong

    dbirdsong Guest

    that first one would be a great entry for the new challenge... Great motion pic...
    As for missing a meal.. be careful, you might end up needing to buy all new clothes and then you won't be able to afford the photography habit.. :biggrin:
  3. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005
    Very nice Patrick. I got a few decent ones, but these beat mine. :rolleyes: 
  4. Gordon Large

    Gordon Large Guest

    Night shots, Patrick, but you really should ask the little guy to comb away the dandruff before he poses for you again. :biggrin:

  5. Ken-L

    Ken-L Guest

    Great shots!

    Even I might miss a meal to get shots like that...
  6. cknight


    May 2, 2005
    Madison, AL
    I love that first shot Patrick. He looks really content and at ease in flight.
  7. NeilCam


    Feb 21, 2005
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Both really nice Patrick, but the shot of the chick is stunning!

  8. That little guy is so cute Patrick. Nice flyer as well.
  9. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    Super sharp well done, still trying a decent ducky Bif myself :smile:

    Hey miss a few more meals and you might have saved enough for more gear !!!
  10. PGB


    Jan 25, 2005
    Thanks guys! I really like the chick too. Its a Muscovy chick and was one of about eight or nine others. They are almost as quick as the flyers. They don't stay still long.

    They really enjoyed the feed that Frank brought to the pond.

  11. Great shots Patrick! What do you shoot with?

    BTW, I take crack corn with me to the pond. Gets me some attention!
  12. That chick is just soooooooooooo cute! Excellent picture!
  13. PGB


    Jan 25, 2005

    Thanks for the comments. I shoot with the D2x and a 300f4 with 1.4tc usually. Both were shot with this combo.

  14. PGB


    Jan 25, 2005

    Thank you Sommer, did you get my PM wishing you a Happy Birthday the other day? I hope you had a good one.

  15. Patrick,

    Like I told you early today. That 1st shot is spectacular .... Well done !
  16. eng45ine


    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Patrick...you outdid yourself with these two images. These are quite beautiful captures. The Mallard in flight is "nailed"....WOW! The little guy in the second image is tack sharp with great colors. Just beautiful!!!
  17. I tried my hand at ducks in flight today and boy are they quick! Makes me appreciate your mallard shot even more!
  18. PGB


    Jan 25, 2005
    They are fast! I'll tell you that I get more bad or OOF shots than good ones. :) 

    Keep trying, I did and I occasionally get a keeper.

    Thanks for the comments.
  19. PGB


    Jan 25, 2005

    I'm quite fond of the little chick too. I didn't think it would turn out as good as it did but I'm happy with it.

    Thanks for your comments,

    Have a great day!
  20. Gordon Large

    Gordon Large Guest

    Patrick (and Frank) -

    So, the truth is out! Not only do you guys have more birds than there are in the state of Pennsylvania, but you bait them too??? :eek:  Unfair!

    Actually, this reminds me of a time long ago when, as a teenager, I used to go down with my father and brother to visit a great Aunt on the Eastern Shore of Maryland to shoot (the other kind) ducks and geese. It was illegal - and strictly enforced - to bait the birds. You did not want to get caught by the air patrols with a bag of corn near the river she was on. So she figured a better way. She used to feed the corn into her toilets and flush it out into the river. She had very good hunting on her property!

    It's funny how perspectives change. I stopped hunting in my late teens, and you couldn't pay me enought to get me to go hunting now. "Shooting" with a camera is sooo much more satisfying! :smile: :smile: :smile:

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