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These are great, I love the shoveler. Such clarity with that ss! I still have much to learn.
Wow I love both of these... The lighting on the shoveler's head is beautiful!
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.
Gorgeous, absolutely stunningly gorgeous!!!
Beautiful images Frank lovely birds.
Splendid images! It's rare that you get to see them so close up. Simply beautiful!
These are PERFECTION! I love them both!
Absolutely stunning close ups Frank. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.
These are great. I have never seen those.
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Beautiful close-up photos of both ducks.
Mary, Andrew, Julie G, Kerri, Gary and Mick. Thanks for all your kind comments.Shifan. Thanks, I'll drop by in a littlke while.
Hi Frank,Love the first one! The light, the water, the 'eye contact' in both. :)
Look at the expression on his face on the second pic!Awesome!
Duck photography! I couldn't get that close with a 1000mm lens. How beautiful is that detail!
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.
Wonderful portraits of this pair!
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.
Terrific shots, Frank! Great colors! I wished I could get that close to those ducks.
Cheers Hilke. I can assure you it is not that easy every day!
Lovely up-close shots -- nice light in the top one too!
Pat Ulrich. Cheers. Very much appreciate your comments.
Wow! What beautiful close-ups! The hunted birds around my area would never allow me to make shots like these!
Thanks Coy. These were on a local pond where they come into contact with lots of human activity so probably a little less wary.
Beaks at their best!
Hi Warren and Lisa. Cheers, it's always fun to find something prominent to capture!
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