OH, for want of a better sun angle

Apr 5, 2005
Clarksville, IN
Sun was at their back most of the morning. Just couldn't get them turned right.

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This guy thinks he is an osprey. again with his back to me. This looks like a good past time when the ducks and geese aren't flying.

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May 3, 2005
Wasilla, Alaska
Wind Direction

I don't know about the osprey, but ducks and geese will almost always land/take off into the wind. This doesn't help if that puts the sun at their back but it can be a handy little piece of information to have. None the less I liked the backlit effect on the first photo.
Jan 25, 2005
These are excellent Greg. Looks like you are starting to get the D2H and 300 2.8 combo down pat. Pretty quick too. This was your 2nd or 3rd outing?

BTW, I like the angle of the sun in the Mallard shots also.

Note to Matt: While it is true that they will usually land into the wind, and often take off into it as well, at our local pond, this certainly isn't a hard and fast rule. Greg and I were there a couple of weekends ago and had ducks and geese flying in directly up-wind and down. I can tell you this; when Mallards come in down-wind, they are hauling a$$....8)

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