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Old 2nd of November 2006 (Thu)   #1
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Default Duck pictures? Customary?

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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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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here is a duck
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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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Every time I try shoot a duck, they give me this pose:
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Jim, that was too funny!
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That is obviously one of Petkal's stunt ducks.
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Jim, that was too funny!
Yep! There's some real comedians here!

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I love shooting ducks.......both ways
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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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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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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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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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Every time I try shoot a duck, they give me this pose:
Very funny shot, Jim. Nice capture.
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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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