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Chato Jan 23, 2010 7:13 PM

More shots of the Raft of Scaups in Dead Horse Bay
 
I had no energy this Saturday, but the dog needs his run, so off we went to Floyd Bennet field. For some reason the Raft of Scaups shrank dramatically, although the ducks still seemed to cover the same huge area. I would in this case guestimate about 5,000 ducks.

Today I took some thought, and made a few shots with the Swarovski for the purpose of highlighting the impression of this raft.

The first two photographs are with my Sigma. It would take three shots to show the entire raft.

http://davidbarkinphotography.com/WINTER_2010/RAFT3.JPG

http://davidbarkinphotography.com/WINTER_2010/RAFT4.JPG

I then switched over to the Swarovski, and shot the furthest edge of the Raft, about a quarter mile off...

http://davidbarkinphotography.com/WINTER_2010/RAFT5.JPG

This next shot was of the Scaups right in front of me, perhaps 100 yards away.

http://davidbarkinphotography.com/WINTER_2010/RAFT6.JPG

Finally, right against the Marina, almost half a mile off, was a small flock of Buffle Head Ducks and a horned Grebe. You can also make out some Herring Gulls perched on the deck.

http://davidbarkinphotography.com/WINTER_2010/RAFT7.JPG


Dave

Goldwinger Jan 24, 2010 9:40 AM

OK, Mr Dave. Your assignment is to count each of those ducks and give us an accurate number, none of that guestimation stuff! :sport-smiley-004:

Chato Jan 24, 2010 11:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Goldwinger (Post 1043748)
OK, Mr Dave. Your assignment is to count each of those ducks and give us an accurate number, none of that guestimation stuff! :sport-smiley-004:

Would you believe I actually thought about that? :D

(Mind you, thought about it)

Dave


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