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Posted by Dan Kearl on Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:13 pm

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Male Wood Duck
D500, 1/3200, 300mm, f4, iso720
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by Mako_Elite on Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:09 am
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Really nice beauty here. I wish I could get close enough shooting with 300mm with Wood Ducks.

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by kasra haghgou on Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:33 am
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very nice landing pose.
 

by Karl Egressy on Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:18 am
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Great series, Dan. This one is my favorite so far. Keep them coming.
 

by Cynthia Crawford on Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:42 am
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Excellent! What a lovely close view!
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by leigha on Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:52 am
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Great shot, Dan
 

by Jim_B on Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:00 am
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Spectacular flight shot! Love that pose.
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by Dan Kearl on Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:24 am
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Mako_Elite wrote:
Really nice beauty here. I wish I could get close enough shooting with 300mm with Wood Ducks.

Ludo


Ludo, I live in Portland, if you are just north in Washington come on down...
I have the best pond in the country for Wood ducks I would think.
A lot of them year around and tame....
Contact me.
 

by Robert Ferguson on Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:31 am
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Mako_Elite wrote:
Really nice beauty here. I wish I could get close enough shooting with 300mm with Wood Ducks.

Ludo

Hi Ludo, you are absolutely right, Wood Ducks are skittish birds and are often hard to approach without them flying away.  I have found using a camo blind works very well for me, and the ducks often approach within 5-10 meters if I am patient.  I use the blind sold by LensCoat and it is very lightweight and portable.  I hope this helps.  Cheers, Robert
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by Ron Day on Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:19 pm
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Extraordinary flight shot which really needs to be viewed large to appreciate the fine detail. Great image, Dan.
 

by peter makuch on Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:29 pm
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a perfect in the air shot and all the details as-well, the crop is a little to tight on this image, if you have more room.
 

by Moby Dick on Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:19 pm
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Great body position, wing position, color, detail, and background
 

by himadri roy on Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:45 am
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peter makuch wrote:
a perfect in the air shot and all the details as-well, the crop is a little to tight on this image, if you have more room.




I agree with this. Otherwise this is a massive hit.
 

by david fletcher on Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:54 am
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Outstanding image full frame Dan. So cool when viewed large... A treat for us. Thanks
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by Carol Clarke on Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:08 pm
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Wonderful shot, Dan!

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