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Old Mar 3, 2006, 6:44 PM   #1
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FZ20 with TCON-14B...







and this eagle, which was about 150 yards away...


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Old Mar 3, 2006, 6:50 PM   #2
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I am soooo jealous of you guys who get close to Wood Ducks.

Ok, admit it - How much do you pay them?

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they were a little twitchy... the closest i could get was about 20 yards, and if they saw me move at all suddenly, they'd swim away around a corner where i couldn't see them... little stinkers!
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I was going to say exactly what DBB said!!
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Old Mar 3, 2006, 11:24 PM   #5
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Great shots!!! The 1st pic of the pair is really nice as BOTH are in sharp focus, something I have a problem with. For you "jealous" others; if there are other ducks with them, such as mallards, take some cracked corn and feed the ducks. As the mallards go wild, the wood ducks actually will push and dive their way to some of the corn. They then get in a lot closer than when they are alone.

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Very nice!
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Great shots!!! The 1st pic of the pair is really nice as BOTH are in sharp focus, something I have a problem with. For you "jealous" others; if there are other ducks with them, such as mallards, take some cracked corn and feed the ducks. As the mallards go wild, the wood ducks actually will push and dive their way to some of the corn. They then get in a lot closer than when they are alone.

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That's the problem of where I shoot. Nobody is used to humans with cracked corn...:?:

Heck, even humans are nervous of other humans...

Chato's other job is to keep me and my camera as a unit.

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Dave, I understand!!! My first trip to NYC to meet my future inlaws, I was greeted by a burning car!!!! Not a nice neighborhood. But, there are safe places in the city.

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Dave, I understand!!! My first trip to NYC to meet my future inlaws, I was greeted by a burning car!!!! Not a nice neighborhood. But, there are safe places in the city.

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:lol: Yes there are safe places in the City.

A safe place to shoot wildlife in New York is either Jamaica Bay wildlife Sanctuary or Floyd Bennet Field. The people you run into are mostly birders....

On the other hand, where I often shoot, so far I've found two dead bodies, murder victims, and some of the other people I run into aren't exactly friendly. Newspaper stories describe me as a "passing jogger."

Let me know when you want to come down!

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Old Mar 4, 2006, 4:06 PM   #10
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Haven't read all the comments, but these are very nice. Good color saturation, detail is nice and sharp, and of course, wonderful color of the birds makes good contrast against the water. Well done!

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