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    Wood duck drake - 3-year project

    I recently bumped into a local bird asked me the wood duck gallery i promised to show long ago. Yeah, never finished ..... The project has been dragging on for 3 years, it's about time i gave up the nest and flight shots that aren't likely to happen, and start working on post processing.

    Let's start with a few of the Drake.....

    #1 Taken with iphone. Shooting location, White Rock lake, this is probably one of the best location for waterfowl when the water is cleared on a calmed day. The key element here is foliage reflection, you can put mallard in there and makes cover. No gator, u can do belly work all morning... :)



    #2, Soft morning light barely break in


    #3, one of the still reflection, rare to come by


    #4, checking me out?


    #5, water color to die for...


    #6, turtle and me.... that's with 2x at 1000mm


    #7, this sum up one of the most colorful waterfowl next to the Mandarin duck


    #8, kinda suck that's the only in flight capture i got in from the last 3 years.


    #9, Just the way i remember it looked though the viewfinder.
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    Colors are magnificent as are the images. I so much want to photograph one of these beauties.
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    Stunning shots! I love the reflections and colors, and of course the ducks themselves are beautiful. Great compositions, too.
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    Beautiful work Daniel. #5 is exceptional. (actually, they ALL are...)

    It's about time you started posting your birds again!

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    I wish my pictures look the way they do on my LCD Screen! Can you detect a little jealousy here? These are great.
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    Gorgeous photos, Daniel! I love the composition on #6 with the turtle.
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    Daniel, Great shots I think I know what part of the lake you were at. I'm still carefull about laying down out there. I watched a cotton mouth cross east lawther one morning. Saw a jogger go over and try and give it a closer look.
    I have a shot of your duck's brother, sister, cousin...
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    Thanks for sharing these Daniel.

    Cheers
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    #8 is awsome just because i know how hard it is to hit a moving target
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    Daniel - these pictures made me drool. Beautiful. Wood ducks are my favorite duck to observe. I didn't see the information anywhere...what kind of lens were you using?

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    Thks forf the post Daniel! Really nice colors and reflections and comp and backgrounds and so on!! In other words these are just great in all respects!!!
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    Incredible shots Daniel. Just stunning. It's good to have the master posting again.

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    These are all tremendous! You don't post very often but when you do it's always well worth the wait to see your beautiful work. See you again in a few years?
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    Daniel,
    These are really nice images but I do prefer my photos to be slightly out of focus with just a bit of noise.
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    Don't listen to Lonnie, he's just jealous. Colors, exposure, composition and focus are awesome. An exceptional series of shots Daniel.

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