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Mar 18, 2018 22:21 |  #1

Unlike most ducks the males change plumage in the Spring. The second one is almost there.

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Mar 19, 2018 11:11 |  #2

kd_reno wrote in post #18588934 (external link)
Unlike most ducks the males change plumage in the Spring. The second one is almost there.

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These are really good examples of what one looks like, not that I'd know... heheh
I have tried and tried, but I have so far been unable to get a shot anywhere near this. Or, they are very drab, not in their mating colors, but mostly because they are WAY out there away from shore.

Very nice shots, I am very envious!


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Mar 19, 2018 21:08 |  #3

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These are really good examples of what one looks like, not that I'd know... heheh
I have tried and tried, but I have so far been unable to get a shot anywhere near this. Or, they are very drab, not in their mating colors, but mostly because they are WAY out there away from shore.

Very nice shots, I am very envious!

Thanks. These were on a small lake in a park in town. A nice variety of ducks are there in the winter and they get used to people.


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Mar 21, 2018 08:36 |  #4

Great captures ! I was lucky to catch them once while in mating season and their colors a very nice . However I didn't get as close and good quality as you got either . They are a shy duck , quick to leave the area when they find out your close by :( .




  
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Mar 21, 2018 22:28 |  #5

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Great captures ! I was lucky to catch them once while in mating season and their colors a very nice . However I didn't get as close and good quality as you got either . They are a shy duck , quick to leave the area when they find out your close by :( .

Thanks for the comment. We're lucky to have them around here all year round.


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Mar 23, 2018 12:48 |  #6

Nicely done Ken! It always seems that they're snoozing when I'm trying for a photo shoot.


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Mar 23, 2018 22:06 |  #7

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Nicely done Ken! It always seems that they're snoozing when I'm trying for a photo shoot.

And when they're not snoozing they're feeding, so you have guess where they'll pop up and get a shot before they dive again. Thanks for the comment.


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Mar 24, 2018 20:09 |  #8

Not only fine duck photos but beautiful waters around them.


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Mar 24, 2018 22:58 |  #9

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Not only fine duck photos but beautiful waters around them.

Thanks. I had a calm morning, some nice light, and the surface was unusually fresh of debris.


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