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May 10, 2013 08:06 |  #1

I've spent quite a bit of time over the last several years sitting in my blind and crawling through brush trying to get a decent shot of a wood duck; my attempts have not resulted in anything great. Yesterday I was standing in full view on my shoreline, taking photos of the little solitary sandpiper, when what should come swimming down the channel toward me but a drake wood duck. He actually swam quite near me before finally spooking. Go figure......!


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May 10, 2013 08:31 |  #2

Well captured Al.


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May 10, 2013 08:47 |  #3

good shots there.


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May 10, 2013 08:49 |  #4

lovely shots! perseverance creates luck ;)


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May 10, 2013 09:56 |  #5

Lovely shot... come on out here to Vancouver some time... they hang with the Mallards at the local ponds :)




  
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May 10, 2013 10:59 |  #6

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Lovely shot... come on out here to Vancouver some time... they hang with the Mallards at the local ponds :)

tons of them at the Reifel bird sanctuary


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May 10, 2013 11:01 |  #7

Very nice.

Love 'The Strut'.

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May 10, 2013 11:26 |  #8

Great shots Al, congratulations.


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May 10, 2013 11:40 |  #9

I like the first one.

DragonSpeed wrote in post #15917998 (external link)
Lovely shot... come on out here to Vancouver some time... they hang with the Mallards at the local ponds :)

I like the Burnaby Lake Piper Spit area. I miss Lower Mainland. :(


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May 10, 2013 11:44 |  #10

Good shots!


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May 10, 2013 16:44 |  #11

His ego took over; "a sandpiper when you could photograph this??" lol Well done, Al-I have yet to see one.


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May 10, 2013 17:28 as a reply to  @ ardeekay's post |  #12

Isn't that the way, Al? Beautiful shots. They're scare as hen's teeth here too.


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May 10, 2013 17:40 |  #13

go figure, indeed! There is an occupied nesting box on the path that I travel (by car) and the hen spooks every time anyone passes. She flies into the woods and then takes a break on the pond, but never close enough to catch. Today I drove by very slowly and stopped at the box - she didn't flush, so I thought maybe they had left. Then I sneezed, and she flew out. I'd love to catch the ducklings leaving the box, but odds are against it.
Love your drake.


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May 10, 2013 17:44 |  #14

Those are great shots... what kinda of "great" shots are trying to get?


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May 11, 2013 08:25 |  #15

TedEllis wrote in post #15917731 (external link)
Well captured Al.

Thanks, Ted.

JKC wrote in post #15917771 (external link)
good shots there.

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Thank you.

asty80 wrote in post #15917775 (external link)
lovely shots! perseverance creates luck ;)

I believe that is true; it's like time on the water and catching fish; thanks for commenting.

DragonSpeed wrote in post #15917998 (external link)
Lovely shot... come on out here to Vancouver some time... they hang with the Mallards at the local ponds :)

Thank you; I'd love to come out to your neck of the woods.

fogboundturtle wrote in post #15918206 (external link)
tons of them at the Reifel bird sanctuary

Lots here too, but getting close is the trick.

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Very nice.

Love 'The Strut'.

:-)

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Lester Wareham wrote in post #15918299 (external link)
Great shots Al, congratulations.

Thank you, Lester.

Canajun wrote in post #15918354 (external link)
I like the first one.

I like the Burnaby Lake Piper Spit area. I miss Lower Mainland. :(

Thanks.

ChromeLibrarian wrote in post #15918362 (external link)
Good shots!

Thank you.

ardeekay wrote in post #15919328 (external link)
His ego took over; "a sandpiper when you could photograph this??" lol Well done, Al-I have yet to see one.

That could well be, Rog; they are quite the dandies, aren't they.

Wallace River wrote in post #15919464 (external link)
Isn't that the way, Al? Beautiful shots. They're scare as hen's teeth here too.

Thank, Ian; we've got them in abundance, but as I say, getting close is tough.

nwyman wrote in post #15919503 (external link)
go figure, indeed! There is an occupied nesting box on the path that I travel (by car) and the hen spooks every time anyone passes. She flies into the woods and then takes a break on the pond, but never close enough to catch. Today I drove by very slowly and stopped at the box - she didn't flush, so I thought maybe they had left. Then I sneezed, and she flew out. I'd love to catch the ducklings leaving the box, but odds are against it.
Love your drake.

Thank you. I did get some shots of the hen and a couple of her remaining chicks last year; she started with ten and ended up with two.

dgiglio3087 wrote in post #15919515 (external link)
Those are great shots... what kinda of "great" shots are trying to get?

Thank you. I just meant that all my skulking efforts to date had not been very productive; I'll settle for these.

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