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Old Feb 3, 2015, 10:17 PM   #1
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Default Blue-winged Teal male at Garreston Point

Blue-winged Teals are a rarity in the Bay Area. They never show up in large numbers, perhaps, a couple mating pairs. Today I got lucky to photograph a male duck.
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Old Feb 4, 2015, 2:17 AM   #2
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nice! i've only seen one of these, and that was at such a distance as to be barely recognizable... never got a shot.
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Old Feb 4, 2015, 9:58 AM   #3
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nice! i've only seen one of these, and that was at such a distance as to be barely recognizable... never got a shot.
I saw one last year at pretty far distance. Just couldn't get a good enough shot. The Tamron really makes a difference. The duck was closer this time so the shots came out better.
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You took great advantage of your opportunity. Nicely done. I have only seen one Blue-wing and it was too far off for a decent shot.
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Thanks, Steve! These were really lucky shots. I went back the next day, but they were gone!
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Canon EOS T3i, 7D and 70D EF 17-40mm f/4L, EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6, Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM, 430 EXII Flash.
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