Big White Duck

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Gale, Apr 23, 2005.

  1. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    I really could watch these guys all day.

    There were two adults last year and an offspring of about 6. This year only one adult. (over population) The youngsters are still after a year, just turning white with many brown feathers left. I will have to get some of those pics up.

    So will add them to this thread.

    Why do I always want to shoot the difficult bird colors.

    41013252.

    Added one of the off spring from last year.
    View attachment 7684
     
  2. Leigh

    Leigh

    Feb 19, 2005
    Alabama
    Well, if you are anything like me, I figure I'll learn more by trying something more difficult. It's too easy to take the easy shots. What's there to learn if you do something you already know how to do? Trial by fire I suppose. Your duck is well done. White really is hard to capture and you've done well.
     
  3. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Leigh,

    Think we are attracted to challenge and frustration...lolol

    I just put added a Baby (?) from last year. I am amazed they take so long to truly mature and turn white. I will have to watch them

    Then I will have 7 white ducks to try to get together. Oh noooo forget that. :>))

    Thank You for the kind words, and encouragements.
     
  4. Your first picture is cute Gale. :D :D :D
     
  5. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Gale,

    I agree with Leigh. Let someone else take the easy shots, and we'll take the challenging ones. These are both well done. Good exposure and nice and sharp. 8)

    How about some more, VR, VR??

    Only a little over a month 'til Merritt 2!!

    Regards,

    Frank
     
  6. Greg

    Greg

    909
    Apr 5, 2005
    Fayetteville, TN
    I like the first one. nice whites. I typically blow them out someplace.
     
  7. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Thanks Dawg.

    Those are really big ducks. lol
     
  8. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Hi Flew,

    Well there is one more VR VR VR lolol 5 thousand dollars worth. OUCH

    Thanks for you compliments.

    I don't know why I like the second one so much. I played with it all kinds of ways and just like the looks of it for some reason. This is how it came out of the camera.

    I am very excited about Merritt shoot #2. Took a week vacation off work. So that gives me 9 days off. Looking foward to that also.
     
  9. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Greg,

    White is tough. So easy to blow. Sometimes I will hit it ok.

    I am more concious of it now and take a quick test shot in the general direction of where I am going to shoot. That seems to help.

    But you just can't always trust the LCD.
     
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