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Old Oct 3, 2009, 7:58 PM   #1
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Default oh dear, another wood duck...

this male wood duck was kind enough to swim close for a photo at the park this afternoon. the light was shifting a lot from clouds blowing in front of the sun, but these turned out pretty well... 40D, 100-400 @ 400mm, various speeds @ f/7.1



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Absolutely an unbelievable creature, probably a myth created for the sole benefit of making photographers like you happy.

Great Job!

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Love the first one. This Wood Duck looks like he has an "attitude"! I like the first one because the duck is more at eye level than the one in the second photo. Both are very sharp pictures
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They almost look like something manufactured, don't they? Colors so delineated. Very nice captures!
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Beautiful photos, awesome.
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this male wood duck was kind enough to swim close for a photo at the park this afternoon. the light was shifting a lot from clouds blowing in front of the sun, but these turned out pretty well... 40D, 100-400 @ 400mm, various speeds @ f/7.1
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Great captures. Are they native in North America?

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Thanks, everyone!

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Great captures. Are they native in North America?
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Yes, they are found across the eastern half of the US, the west coast from British Columbia to California, and the southern edge of Canada.
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Yes, they are found across the eastern half of the US, the west coast from British Columbia to California, and the southern edge of Canada.
Old Worlders have nothing to complain about. You guys have something called the "Mandarin Duck," a cousin, and just as colorful, although the colors are different. Would be an unbelievable experience to shoot them together...

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i would LOVE to see a mandarin duck up close!
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i would LOVE to see a mandarin duck up close!
They're actually related, although the colors are completely different. Both are "Tree Ducks." Who knows? Maybe some zoo has both of them.

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