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Old May 13, 2013, 2:45 PM   #1
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Old May 13, 2013, 4:10 PM   #2
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Very nice series. Lots of activity at the lake.
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Lots of varieties and great shots!
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Old May 13, 2013, 9:49 PM   #4
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Great series! Looks like a great place to shoot.
Nice BIF.
The little blue bird is my favorite.
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Thank you guys for commenting...
This lake is a great place to shoot (and for me to exercise) especially if one comes early. A few more varieties:




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I love your shots on the lake. What platform are you shooting from? Kayak, Canoe, row boat? And how do you protect your gear?

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Hi Steve,

I shoot from a kayak: http://www.wildernesssystems.com/pro...e_recreational

The Pungo has a larger cockpit than most other kayaks, which brings with it several advantages:
1. It allows me to carry big lenses (and most of the time two cameras).
2. It let me bring my knees up when I need to support the bigger telephotos
3. The Pungo also come with a removable dashboard which you can use your elbow instead to prop your lenses up, but this get in the way of the knees which I prefer...

IMO a kayak is easier to maneuver than a canoe or row boat, but then it can carry only 1 person at a time.
It's also lighter than most other crafts as I have to carry it from the parking lot to the waterline (and back) by myself (and don't forget the cameras). At the end of the day I also need to put the kayak on top of the SUV, but then I have a Hullavator for that.

-> A lake is very calm so I don't have any need to protect my gear.
I start to see a lot of people following me on the lake now with Ziplock back initially, but then stopped using them... as they gained confidence!
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Thanks for the info. I am definitely interested getting a Kayak for the same purpose. Plus, they just look fun. I grew up paddling a 17ft canoe and agree the kayaks offer must better maneuvering.

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Outstanding photos, very beautiful.
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