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Wood Ducks part II

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Chris_B, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. Chris_B


    Mar 12, 2006
    Arlington, VA
    This male is one of the 3 Wood Duck couples that appear to be breading at a pond near my house. I shot these with the 300 f/4 + 1.7TC handheld.

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  2. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Those ducks are so beautiful they look unreal
    Beautiful shots
    Good work
  3. Beautiful - hopefully we'll get some baby shots soon!!??????
  4. Nice job on these, Chris. You've really captured those wonderful colors.

    Any tips on getting close? I see breeding pairs near my house every year, but they are exceedingly shy.
  5. Great colors and sharp, Well done, but then who ever saw a Ugly Wood Duck. LOL

    Great Set!!!
  6. Chris_B


    Mar 12, 2006
    Arlington, VA
    Thanks all for the kind comments.

    The ducks in the pond are as close to doscile as a Wood Duck gets. The pond is about 20 feet from a walking path and about 10 feet lower. I guess that with all the people jogging by, they get used to it. There is a platform there for looking over the pond and it makes a great observation deck. People occasionally throw bread in and the ducks will come up on the bank for it. Jim Strathearn suggest feed corn to get them to come in close. You could try something like that Dave.
  7. WildBill


    Mar 20, 2006
    Hammonton, New Jersey
    Picture perfect Chris, you are very lucky!

  8. I love wood ducks. Saw some last week at the Tacoma Zoo. Still unprocessed. Will post this week.
  9. WOW, those duckies are gorgeous! I can't even claim a favorite - okay, all of em! :biggrin:
  10. Chris_B


    Mar 12, 2006
    Arlington, VA
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