Sunday, 3 April 2011

Shoveler and Tufted Up Close.

Male Shoveler (Anas clypeata).
[ F/18; 1/80; ISO 400 @ 95mm ]

Female Tufted (Anthya fuligula).
[ F/13; 1/200; ISO 400 @ 190mm ]

28 comments:

  1. These are great, I love the shoveler. Such clarity with that ss! I still have much to learn.

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  2. Wow I love both of these... The lighting on the shoveler's head is beautiful!

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  3. Hi Tammy. Sometimes the lighting and the lens get their act together!!

    Thanks Jen. Not a particularly easy species to get close to so I was very pleased.

    Thany you smalldot.

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  4. Gorgeous, absolutely stunningly gorgeous!!!

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  5. Beautiful images Frank lovely birds.

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  6. Splendid images! It's rare that you get to see them so close up. Simply beautiful!

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  7. These are PERFECTION! I love them both!

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  8. Absolutely stunning close ups Frank. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  9. These are great. I have never seen those.

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  11. Beautiful close-up photos of both ducks.

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  12. Mary, Andrew, Julie G, Kerri, Gary and Mick. Thanks for all your kind comments.

    Shifan. Thanks, I'll drop by in a littlke while.

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  13. Hi Frank,
    Love the first one! The light, the water, the 'eye contact' in both. :)

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  14. Look at the expression on his face on the second pic!Awesome!

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  15. Duck photography! I couldn't get that close with a 1000mm lens. How beautiful is that detail!

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  16. Great photos. You did a great job at capturing them. My favorite is the shoveler as they remind me of a mallard with a tuxeto on.

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  17. Wonderful portraits of this pair!

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  18. Thanks Carletta. He sure offered a good portrait of himself.

    Thanks Sondra.

    Hi Amila. It's called 'looking down her nose'!

    Springman. Try dressing up as a 'quacker' Dave .. lol.

    Cheers Bill. I like that analogy.

    Thank you Pat.

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  19. Terrific shots, Frank! Great colors! I wished I could get that close to those ducks.

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  20. Cheers Hilke. I can assure you it is not that easy every day!

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  21. Lovely up-close shots -- nice light in the top one too!

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  22. Pat Ulrich. Cheers. Very much appreciate your comments.

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  23. Wow! What beautiful close-ups! The hunted birds around my area would never allow me to make shots like these!

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  24. Thanks Coy. These were on a local pond where they come into contact with lots of human activity so probably a little less wary.

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  25. Hi Warren and Lisa. Cheers, it's always fun to find something prominent to capture!

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