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"Busting Out"


Posted by David Salem on Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:12 pm

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My buddy and I found a nice spot a few years ago that Pintail ducks like to hang out in. It's off of a road with very little traffic but if you even slow down to look at them to hard, they are off.
We now have figured out how to approach them for a shot after quite a few years of trying. They are very spooky so we now drive up to the pond as fast as possible, hit the brakes, and then out the car window try to get locked on to a drake as fast as you can. Its not that easy as these guys usually take off just as you are stoping the car.
Here's a handsome drake that I luckily caught busting out of the pond this year.

1DX---840mm---f5.6---ss1/3200th---ISO800---HH@7:45am---40% crop

Thanks as always for looking and for your input.  I appreciate it.

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by David Salem on Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:15 pm
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Forgot, please click on the Image to view the larger more detailed file. Thanks
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by mikullashbee on Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:32 pm
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Very nice 'busting out' shot David. The larger file shows off the nice detail in the birds head, and i like the essence of the reeds in the BG putting the bird into place nicely. P.S. mental note don't drive too close to David when he's shooting pintails. Cheers
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by David Salem on Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:38 pm
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mikullashbee wrote:
Very nice 'busting out' shot David. The larger file shows off the nice detail in the birds head, and i like the essence of the reeds in the BG putting the bird into place nicely.  P.S. mental note don't drive too close to David when he's shooting pintails. Cheers


That's to funny Mike. If we were on a pubic road, we would be in big trouble for the way we drive chasing birds :)  
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by Serge Chenard on Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:10 pm
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Fantastic shot !!!
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by peter makuch on Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:24 pm
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for all that effort I give you and your brakes a big plus, love the details.
 

by LynnS on Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:28 pm
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David, gorgeous lift-off shot with super details, pose and light, love the trailing water drops.  Had to laugh because I know exactly what you're talking about, with the vehicle still pitching forward from the slammed brakes, it just won't stop fast enough!  Great job nabbing this beauty.
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by Ed Cordes on Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:55 pm
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Excellent detail and wonderful pose.
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by Denis55 on Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:12 am
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Fantastic flight shot David!
LOL! Have used that method,and it,s not that easy to pull off,and you go through a lot of brake pads!
 

by Karl Egressy on Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:57 pm
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Very interesting flight pose and superb feather details captured, David.
 

by Joe Subolefsky on Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:08 pm
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Great pose really light the streak of color brought out by the light. TFS
 

by Todd Bauer on Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:07 pm
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Great story. That the photo is wonderful is to be expected.
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by Dorian Anderson on Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:14 pm
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Great capture, and I particularly enjoyed the story of how the shot was acquired. Usuall finesse and patience are required; Other times you gotta get more creative!
 

by David Salem on Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:26 pm
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Thanks for the comments everyone. I appreciate it.
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by Steve Kaluski on Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:48 pm
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Now that's not too shabby Dave  :) , lovely timing with cracking detail. So when are you going to send some of that light across the pond? 

All the best Bud.

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