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Old Feb 11, 2010, 10:34 AM   #1
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I may go do more of these later. It may well go away, but if not, this will be about the third day this year with sun.

The bird was not in sun but there was sunlight in the air. (Redhead)


Mallard on Beaver Wood



Wigeon on Ice


All birds shown are wild and were seen at North Pond in Chicago.
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Old Feb 11, 2010, 11:02 AM   #2
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Simply wonderful, i like them all but my favorite is the mallard, the pose and the detail around the beak and color of the feet are stunning. Worth going out in the cold for.
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happy~ the ducks are gorgeous!! i love the detail in the feathers.

and chicago my favorite city ever! i visit at least once a year. i have several friends that live there.

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Very nicely done, Steve-

I love the detail.

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Old Feb 11, 2010, 4:28 PM   #5
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Thanks Alun, Mary, Sarah.

I am beginning to remember why I used to resize my pictures to 800 by 600. It was this forum.

I am still playing with settings, but think I am figuring out a few things.

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Hi Steve, nice capture, love the (Redhead).
I was pleasantly surprised to see some of the older crowd posting again, I have not posted for quite some time, as a mater of fact I have not been in this forum since Dec. I was very discouraged and quit posting, I think I'll start posting again.
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Hi Emmanuel. I have been a bit distracted with Shingle in my eye for the last year and more, but wandered back on a whim and here I am. Good to see you here too.

And, yeah, there were two of those Redheads up close and personal. Cool ducks. They and Scaups always look grumpy to me.

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Beautifil pics, Steve. The details are particularly popping. How far were the birds from you?
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Beautifil pics, Steve. The details are particularly popping. How far were the birds from you?
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Hi Raghu. I was probably fifteen feet or so from the Mallard and the Wigeon, and thirty or more from the Redhead. I probably used a TCON-17 for the Redhead as they were staying out in the little bit of water that was not frozen.
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