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Old Nov 7, 2007, 10:23 PM   #11
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Do you know what that last one is called? The only time I've ever seen one was last year in Las Vegas - the Flamingo Casino has gardens and a number of birds, including this one swimming around. I tried to get a picture of it, but it was a very grey day andthe duckwas speeding around it's (artificial) pond too quickly. It's fun to watch them swim and I thought they were very pretty, butterrible to photograph.I'mreally impressed with your picture.
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Old Nov 7, 2007, 11:15 PM   #12
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Hi Ronny,

You titled this "Just some birds"

I'd say, Just some . . . Great bird shots!

Nice goin'. . . My favorites are 1 & 4

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All very nice shots but that #4 is outstanding. What lcamera are you using?
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Old Nov 8, 2007, 1:56 AM   #14
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Do you know what that last one is called? The only time I've ever seen one was last year in Las Vegas - the Flamingo Casino has gardens and a number of birds, including this one swimming around. I tried to get a picture of it, but it was a very grey day andthe duckwas speeding around it's (artificial) pond too quickly. It's fun to watch them swim and I thought they were very pretty, butterrible to photograph.I'mreally impressed with your picture.
It's a Mandarin Duck, originally they're from China but are close to extinction there.

They have been introduced in England, and off course escaped.
So count a few 1000 in England, and they've crossed over to the continent.

In Belgium you sometimes see them. At least I know of 3 couples in my neighborhood. They are very shy and normally only active at dusk or dawn.

I was just lucky to get this one during the day.

The only other almost shot I had of them was this

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Old Nov 8, 2007, 1:57 AM   #15
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Wow, that first shot is spectacular!

Looks like a fantastic lens.

Tom
Thanks Tom
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Old Nov 8, 2007, 1:58 AM   #16
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All very nice shots but that #4 is outstanding. What lcamera are you using?
Thanks Tullio

A k10d, had is since end December and am still very happy with it.
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Old Nov 8, 2007, 1:59 AM   #17
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Hi Ronny,

You titled this "Just some birds"

I'd say, Just some . . . Great bird shots!

Nice goin'. . . My favorites are 1 & 4

Scott
Scott you're just to nice
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Thanks for the information about the duck - I had wondered about it and maybe next time I'll suggest a visit to the Flamingo on a bright, sunny day.
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Thanks for the reply. Once day I'll buy myself the K10D (or the next model once it comes out). Cheers.
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Ronny, I too, like #4. It's beautiful.
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