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Feb 18, 2018 15:00 |  #14476

mikeivan wrote in post #18566837 (external link)
There is something very special about this image, not sure exactly what it is. A high, white, overcast day, I am guessing and perfect white balance. I attended a 2 day seminar in Dallas years ago, taught by Arthur Morris. He had at least 100 pithy quotes. One that applies to this image: "Mike, there is no secret to taking a great bird photograph, you just have to get everything right". Very nicely done.


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The longer I look at your photo, the more I like it : the soft focus of the water, beautiful reflection and the feather detail. I tend to ignore these ducks, as they are always around, but maybe I should pay more attention in future.


Thanks guys.

I was waiting there , for over an hour , to get the most beautifull light.
An hour for the sun dissapeared, it all fell together.

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Feb 18, 2018 15:59 |  #14477

Another duck.

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Feb 18, 2018 16:12 |  #14478

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Another duck.

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Ducks are cool :-)

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Feb 18, 2018 16:33 |  #14479

lijoec wrote in post #18566597 (external link)
can i get help on an ID on these little beach birds and duck? they were so much fun to watch.
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Looks like a Brant.




  
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Feb 18, 2018 16:36 |  #14480

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Ducks are cool :-)

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You heard about a duckdu?

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Feb 18, 2018 16:40 |  #14481

Duck Ice Capades

This little Green-wing Teal was ice skating (not really, I'm a known liar) across the pond when I took this.
It's been a LONG time since I was close enough to one of these to be able to actually get a shot before they got spooked and flew off. :) Winter has a way of making birds do strange stuff though.

Speaking of "strange", all of the different kinds of ducks that day in this spot were swimming up the where it started to be solid ice then they would jump up and start walking... It was kind of surreal.


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Feb 18, 2018 16:40 |  #14482

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You heard about a duckdu?

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I haven't but I'm sure you're gonna tell me all about it :-P

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Feb 18, 2018 16:42 |  #14483

mikeeagle wrote in post #18566937 (external link)
I haven't but I'm sure you're gonna tell me all about it :-P

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"Quack"!:-P

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Feb 18, 2018 16:44 |  #14484

mikeeagle wrote in post #18566927 (external link)
Ducks are cool :-)
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Well, their feet are, usually...;-)a


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Feb 18, 2018 16:46 |  #14485

"King Parrot"


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Feb 18, 2018 16:46 |  #14486

recrisp wrote in post #18566936 (external link)
Duck Ice Capades

This little Green-wing Teal was ice skating (not really, I'm a known liar) across the pond when I took this.
It's been a LONG time since I was close enough to one of these to be able to actually get a shot before they got spooked and flew off. :) Winter has a way of making birds do strange stuff though.

Speaking of "strange", all of the different kinds of ducks that day in this spot were swimming up the where it started to be solid ice then they would jump up and start walking... It was kind of surreal.

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Gorgeous colors.

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Feb 18, 2018 16:49 |  #14487

Pagman wrote in post #18566943 (external link)
Gorgeous colors.

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Thanks, I believe that you have those over there too. :)


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Feb 18, 2018 16:53 |  #14488

recrisp wrote in post #18566946 (external link)
Thanks, I believe that you have those over there too. :)

Most colorful version of duck/goose I have seen this side of the pond is the Egyptian goose - very unusual looking.

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Feb 18, 2018 17:00 |  #14489

svizzerams wrote in post #18566830 (external link)
You Brits have some really cool birds. I gotta come visit.

In the UK we are a population of bird lovers, it is estimated that 20 million+ people regularly feed the birds in their back gardens, yards, or even high rise balconies. There are over a million members of the RSPB (Royal Society Protection of Birds), there are 250,000 WWT members (Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust).
Although saying this where birds were once common place it is becoming harder and harder to see birds and there are many species that are on the decline. I myself plan carefully and do lots of research on where to go and I often travel long distances and spend much time looking for different species of birds. When I locate birds there is also the challenge of photographing them, weather/wind/rain/ligh​t/terrain all factors that make it difficult.
If it was easy It would be a boring hobby. I get out and about and that makes me happy.:-)


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Feb 18, 2018 17:01 |  #14490

Pagman wrote in post #18566950 (external link)
Most colorful version of duck/goose I have seen this side of the pond is the Egyptian goose - very unusual looking.
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Sorry, Pagman, but I think Egyptian Geese are ugly.
(Taken so long ago that I can't remember camera or lens used)

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And what about the Shelduck - that's colourful and prettier, too.
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And the Shoveler....
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