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Old Jan 8, 2012, 5:43 PM   #1
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Default Mandarin Ducks, Part 2

Made it back to the Arboretum on Friday with my 300mm and a tripod. The two Mandarin Ducks were still there, happy among the dozens of Wood Ducks. I parked myself at the water's a edge and kept shooting as they swam back and forth in front of me. 300mm wasn't quite long enough, but it will have to do!


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Old Jan 9, 2012, 6:33 AM   #2
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Beautiful Saly!

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Fantastic. I love the reflections and ripples in your last shot. They are all excellent.
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Ditto! Wonderful shots....

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Old Jan 10, 2012, 10:51 AM   #5
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Thank you jj, Steve, Mike!
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Stunning shots saly, very impressive.
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Exquisite, those are some awesome detailed shots. I have never seen ducks like that. Thanks for the share.
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Sorry, late looking at these saly.

I really like the mirror effect on the water surface, the saturated colors in the duck and of course the pin sharp focus.... oh, did I say I like them????
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Oops, didn't check back to see all your comments! Thank you banksy!

Loren, these are pretty rare in the US, I think. They are native to Asia, but I understand that there is a small colony in North Carolina and northern California! I had never seen them before either.

Thanks square one, I'm glad you like them! The lake water is murky so I think that gives the interesting mirror effect!
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only just found this post saly, but im glad i did. great series of shots. the last one is incedible, well done!

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