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Old Jan 21, 2006, 4:25 PM   #1
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These first two, were taken yesterday, and just struck me as interesting photographs.

[img]www.davidbarkinphotography.com/Temp/BUFFS3.JPG[/img]

[img]www.davidbarkinphotography.com/Temp/BUFFS6.JPG[/img]

This was a predawn shot, in very strange light - and yes, that is a Bufflehead Duck making it an interesting Photo.

[img]www.davidbarkinphotography.com/Temp/PLUM5.JPG[/img]

This is a close crop from a hundred yards, taken near dawn, and I just love that bubble of air on the Bufflehead...:lol:

[img]www.davidbarkinphotography.com/Temp/BUFF11.JPG[/img]

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Old Jan 21, 2006, 4:33 PM   #2
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i really like the selective focus of #2, despite being surrounded by other buffleheads, the one in the air really stands out..

for me, the bufflehead and the wood duck vie very closely for the most beautiful duck award..
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Old Jan 21, 2006, 6:29 PM   #3
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i really like the selective focus of #2, despite being surrounded by other buffleheads, the one in the air really stands out..

for me, the bufflehead and the wood duck vie very closely for the most beautiful duck award..
Actually, he's flying over a "raft" of Greater Scaups. I'm not so sure about them being the most beautiful duck - But they sure can comnpete for Cutest Duck. I'll post some close-ups later on....:lol:

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yes, you are right, they are scaups.. i didnt look that closely.. we don't have any scaups really in our area, but we have the similar ring-necked ducks..

we have a few buffleheads.. and cute is probably a better word!
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Hi Dave - I love the first shot, the movement of the water is great, and the flying duck is an added treat.

Excuse my ignorance, is that salt water or fresh ?
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Old Jan 22, 2006, 2:37 PM   #6
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Hi Dave - I love the first shot, the movement of the water is great, and the flying duck is an added treat.

Excuse my ignorance, is that salt water or fresh ?
The Bufflehead in Summer is a Fresh water bird, who would never dream of breeding in Brooklyn. Why would such a cute Duck raise their kids here?

So they Winter here in the ocean - Although some Winter on Fresh water lakes further south.

What was interesting on the first two shots only, was that at dawn, the sea was like glass. Two hours later when I took these shots, the seas were running five or more feet and the wind was stiff...

I have some pretty good close crops of these guys in flight and will post them later.

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