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Old Jan 6, 2006, 10:50 AM   #1
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These three images of the Male Bufflehead were shot at dawn, and I love the effect of the early sun on the ripples.

[img]www.davidbarkinphotography.com/Temp/BUFF15.JPG[/img]

[img]www.davidbarkinphotography.com/Temp/BUFF16.JPG[/img]

[img]www.davidbarkinphotography.com/Temp/BUFF17.JPG[/img]

Here are two shots of the Amereican Widgin, shot a few hours later. They spotted me, and kept an eye on me, but decided not to fly...

The first is a female, and the next is a male. The sky had grown overcast and hides the colors of the male.

[img]www.davidbarkinphotography.com/Temp/WIDGIN5.JPG[/img]

[img]www.davidbarkinphotography.com/Temp/WIDGIN7.JPG[/img]

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Old Jan 6, 2006, 11:40 PM   #2
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Nicely done, I don't get that close to Bufflehead. I'd love to get those shots.
They are often out in the ocean (or at least salt water) was this in fresh or salt?

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Good capture indeed.
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I don't get that close to Bufflehead
Your 600mm is no match for Dave's Hubble, eric :-):-)

Nice shots of an unusual [for us] bird Dave, I agree about the sunlight on the ripples, esp in the secondpic.Water movement in it's still form :?somehowputs a picture into adifferent category.


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Old Jan 7, 2006, 8:29 AM   #5
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I don't get that close to Bufflehead
Your 600mm is no match for Dave's Hubble, eric :-):-)

Nice shots of an unusual [for us] bird Dave, I agree about the sunlight on the ripples, esp in the second pic. Water movement in it's still form :?somehow puts a picture into a different category.
Yeah the Hubble get's me close....My back is killing me...

There's actually a trick that comes in handy every now and then for shooting diving birds. Take a good look at the topography of the area, and pick out a closer point to the bird that has some sort of cover - or even a vertical object.

Wait till the Duck dives and then run like hell to that spot. Freeze and shoot. If there's an even closer piece of cover, wait again and repeat...:G

I actually wasn't that close to this bird - these are heavy crops.
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