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Duck pictures? Customary?

 
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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 :(

Nov 02, 2006 18:32

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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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Nov 02, 2006 19:06

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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...

Nov 02, 2006 19:37 as a reply to steve maec's post 1 minute earlier.

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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! :lol:

Nov 02, 2006 22:50 as a reply to Jim_T's post 42 seconds earlier.

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That is obviously one of Petkal's stunt ducks.

Nov 02, 2006 22:52

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

Yep! There's some real comedians here!

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

Nov 02, 2006 23:37

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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.

Nov 03, 2006 00:18

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PhotoScout wrote in post #2207899external 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...)

Nov 03, 2006 03:40

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PhotoScout wrote in post #2207899external 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

Nov 03, 2006 03:44

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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!

Nov 03, 2006 08:55

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

Very funny shot, Jim. Nice capture. :)

Nov 10, 2006 13:03

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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.

Nov 10, 2006 13:41

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