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Duck pictures? Customary?

 
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Nov 02, 2006 18:32 |  #1

Is it customary to take the very first picture with a new camera of a duck and share it here? If so, I shot no ducks with my new 5D I got two days ago. Sorry all.

For those who plan to buy soon, better hurry up before duck hunting season starts :(


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Nov 02, 2006 19:06 |  #2

It's customary - and a good luck kind of thing. It's also for when you buy a new lens. If you can't get a duck, we've been known to accept most waterfowl. :)

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Nov 02, 2006 19:35 |  #3

here is a duck


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Nov 02, 2006 19:37 as a reply to  @ steve maec's post |  #4

Some people, lacking live duck-ness have even shot a ceramic or rubber duck...

btw...it's not to late to draw a duck and photograph it...


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Nov 02, 2006 22:50 |  #5

Every time I try shoot a duck, they give me this pose:


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Nov 02, 2006 22:50 as a reply to  @ Jim_T's post |  #6

Jim, that was too funny! :lol:


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Nov 02, 2006 22:52 |  #7

That is obviously one of Petkal's stunt ducks.


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Nov 02, 2006 22:53 |  #8

Permagrin wrote in post #2208985 (external link)
Jim, that was too funny! :lol:

Yep! There's some real comedians here!

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Nov 02, 2006 23:37 |  #9

I love shooting ducks.......both ways;)


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Nov 03, 2006 00:18 |  #10

This thread should be a sticky, its not just customary, iv discovered its a requirement.
I didn't take a duck photo when i first got my 30D, and it ended up spending several days at Canon.


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Nov 03, 2006 03:40 |  #11

PhotoScout wrote in post #2207899 (external link)
Is it customary to take the very first picture with a new camera of a duck and share it here? If so, I shot no ducks with my new 5D I got two days ago. Sorry all.

For those who plan to buy soon, better hurry up before duck hunting season starts :(

Either that or the box it came in (the camera, not the duck...)


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Nov 03, 2006 03:44 |  #12

PhotoScout wrote in post #2207899 (external link)
Is it customary to take the very first picture with a new camera of a duck and share it here? If so, I shot no ducks with my new 5D I got two days ago. Sorry all.

For those who plan to buy soon, better hurry up before duck hunting season starts :(

Its a rule atleast for POTNers


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Nov 03, 2006 08:55 |  #13

Dang, I feel behind. I own the group a duck shot due to the recently purchased 30D. Out into the Georgia cold I go this weekend to procure the requisite duck shot!


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Nov 10, 2006 13:03 |  #14

Jim_T wrote in post #2208983 (external link)
Every time I try shoot a duck, they give me this pose:

Very funny shot, Jim. Nice capture. :)


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Nov 10, 2006 13:41 |  #15

You may feel a bit self conscious shooting a common duck with an expensive camera if theere are people around. A voice in your head will tell you they are all sneering that you have bought all the gear but have nothing better to shoot than a duck.


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