Birds

Happy Duck (Two Photographs)

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There are two truths about good photography: the learning never ends and it’s an expensive investment. I think learning is good for your health, and for that I am prepared to invest. That said there seems to be more to learn everyday, if only because software for cameras and editing keep updating with new features or someone discovers a better way to do something. I chose the duck because it looked happy in both colour and black and white.


Here Comes Spring (Two Photographs)

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I processed these on March 14th the day after a major snowstorm. While we never get a spring of notable length, at the end of March we got snow and freezing rain all on the same day. So I thought an angry wood duck was appropriate.


Caution We are Dealing with Wild Animals (Two Photographs)

 

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I came across a group of American Goldfinch and shot a number of individual birds. However, the noise of the camera and my movements became too much for one who decided I should go. This reminded me once again that patience, courtesy and the avoidance of unnecessary noise is a virtue and not just for nature photography.

 


Portraits (Two Photographs)

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This is one of my favourite ways of shooting animals, close up and personal. I have to remind myself that I have only a few moments as animals almost always have somewhere to go that does not involve getting their portrait taken.


Female Wigeon (Three Photographs)

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Wigeons are always wonderful subjects and in late fall I took some some against beautifully coloured water. Unlike my last post of wigeons the duck’s eye is very clear in these shots. The majesty of the duck stands out against the abstract and colourful background.


Wigeons (Two Photographs)

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My only complaint here is that it is hard to see the eyes of these ducks. I was able to shoot them in different light and those will probably be on the blog next week. Nonetheless given the weather, these are a reminder of what is coming and I am looking forward to it.

 


Wood Ducks (Two Photographs)

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I have done quite a number of photographs of wood ducks. One thing that stands out in most of them are reflections, whole or partial, and the waves they make as they swim through the water like tugboats.