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Old Apr 16, 2012, 12:42 PM   #1
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These guys (wood ducks) are so freeky, so hard to catch, I have never got a good shot of them. But I'm working on it.

They're actually a perching bird, they come in through the trees but the slightest movement or sense of anything out of place and they're off, screaming "Rape"

These are shot from behind a curtain, through glass and between the deck rails, at 600mm and are heavily cropped......Making my excuses now...
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 5:14 PM   #2
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Sounds like an accomplishment just to capture their image. At 600mm you did good.

Those ducks are not that skittish down here in Florida. (Probably finally use to all the tourists taking their picture.)
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Beautiful ducks.
The last picture is where they take 10 steps, turn around and shoot?
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The last picture is where they take 10 steps, turn around and shoot?
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Beautiful ducks.
The last picture is where they take 10 steps, turn around and shoot?
They'd been squawking at each other all day. It wouldn't surprise me..

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Good Capture Ken.

The wood ducks the same up here .
If they even think they see some thing, they are GONE .
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Thanks Fred. Skittish little beggers aren't they.

I'm going to have to make a project of these guys.
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Thanks Fred. Skittish little beggers aren't they.

I'm going to have to make a project of these guys.
You should start a project on them Ken. I've also started a project on ducks myself. I already have some shots of the wood ducks.
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Wood ducks are so beautiful but rare to find those in Long Island.
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