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Old Dec 21, 2009, 5:23 PM   #1
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Took advantage of the beautiful weather (55 degrees and sunny) and the first official day of Christmas vacation to slip off to the fish hatchery for some bird shooting about noon today. There were not a lot of birds, but I was able to get close enough to get decent shots of the markings on a group of American Wigeons.




Too often the sun is not right to catch the green on these birds, as in these flight shots




Also on the pond were a few Lesser Scaups, a pair of Mallards, and a lone female Bufflehead, coming in for a landing.





I began to think, though, that maybe I was staying TOO still. I don't normally shoot turkey vultures in flight, but this guy was just looking far too interested in the big chunk of meat on the bank.



All shot with the K-7 and Bigma.

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Old Dec 21, 2009, 7:37 PM   #2
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I began to think, though, that maybe I was staying TOO still. I don't normally shoot turkey vultures in flight, but this guy was just looking far too interested in the big chunk of meat on the bank.




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Paul, I think it has something to do with old age...Ha ha!
Looks like you had a good day.
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Old Dec 22, 2009, 4:23 PM   #3
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I really like the vulture picture, but all are pretty good. The green on the wigeon is often hard to catch - I once took pictures of a flock of them and it took me a while to figure out what they were (first time I had ever noticed them and didn't know what they were). I had two that showed the green and that's what finally clued me in.
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Nice shooting Paul. They are all nice but the Vulture is my favorite. The under wing detail and splayed feathers make for a fine picture.

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Old Dec 23, 2009, 9:37 AM   #5
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Great diversity of very interesting waterfowl. I really enjoyed the arrangement and use of DOF in #2.
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