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Old May 21, 2015, 2:09 AM   #1
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this mama wood duck - who's not that old herself - was keeping a close eye on a pretty large brood, but still managed to show off some gorgeous colors...

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Old May 21, 2015, 8:55 AM   #2
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Rocky, that is a very, very fine shot. You are fortunate to have photo ops like the ones of yours I've recently seen. That new Tamron was well worth whatever you paid for it, but it's your skill that, in the end, makes it all come together.
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thanks, Streets! i agree, it's really nice to be able to get shots of these birds... the park where this was taken is a gold mine for bird photos!
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Rocky, I completely agree with Streets that you have excellent photography skills. I have been so busy at work that I have not had a chance to get out and shoot more practice photos. This weekend I will see if I can get better photos.

The photo is PERFECT. I love how the little ducklings lined up and the one peeking under mammas legs. The female wood duck is so clear and you really did a great job capturing her colorful feathers. Nice job!
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Rocky, I completely agree with Streets that you have excellent photography skills. I have been so busy at work that I have not had a chance to get out and shoot more practice photos. This weekend I will see if I can get better photos.

The photo is PERFECT. I love how the little ducklings lined up and the one peeking under mammas legs. The female wood duck is so clear and you really did a great job capturing her colorful feathers. Nice job!
thank you very much, Tangula! like i mentioned, it does help having a place to go where such opportunities are common... i quite often go there and spend five or six hours just wandering, waiting, watching... but it's such a peaceful, relaxing place that i enjoy it even if there's nothing in front of my lens!
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Beautiful family picture! I have yet to see a Wood Duck with that many off springs!
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It's interesting watching wood families, they start off with so many little ones, then more often than not, the lose a few to the forces of mother nature.

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