Ring-necked Duck from Santee Lakes

Posted by Brandon Holden on Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:50 am

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I was lucky to visit Santee Lakes in San Diego County for the first time last month. Managed a few quick shoots & was quite happy to improve on my Ring-necked Duck collection - including this male. I did a quick write-up on my (limited) experiences at this site regarding bird photography, which can be viewed here for those interested:


1Dx, 600mm F4, no tripod
1/2000, F4, ISO 640
full frame (width)
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by Karl Egressy on Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:07 am
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Nice to see you posting here again, Brandon. Excellent shot, perfect head turn.

by david fletcher on Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:10 am
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Gorgeous shot Brandon. Love the colours in the head showing through
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by Matt Filosa on Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:45 am
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Super clean photo. Nice mood captured as well.



by LynnS on Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:51 pm
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Brandon, long time no see!  Beautiful pose, colors and eye-level POV.  Did great capturing the purple on head and the ring on neck.  Was really interesting to read your take on the area, enjoyed hearing about your thought processes/approach to photography - TFS.
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by Denis55 on Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:57 pm
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Wonderful capture Brandon!

by TerryWSmith on Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:28 pm
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Beautiful image and a great subject.

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by Brandon Holden on Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:01 am
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Thanks everyone - it was my first photography-specific trip in some time, so I felt compelled to share a few images :)
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by joem on Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:13 am
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A lovely detailed capture of this handsome duck Brandon.

by mikullashbee on Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:14 pm
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Nice clean shot of a handsome duck. Not sure on the comp here as the bird seems very central and low in the frame to me. Would prefer a more balanced image with maybe a tad more foreground and less above the bird. A little room for the bird to 'move' toward on the right would improve this image in my opinion. Cheers
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