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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2008 5:23 am 
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whooohooo ducks to you!!

Nice goosage...even tho they are pretty territorial...nice, still to have a knobby kneed escort...am thinking the flyer is a heron? The only reason I think that is because they eat the fish out of my little pond, and they look like that sort...

Am glad to see you are back on the labs, you were missed!

Gracias for the plume-age...

You know I love em.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2008 9:24 am 
Good to be back Patti :)

Yes I think it is a Heron now you mention it although I titled it a Stork as that was what I had immediately thought it was but with a bit of looking around (good 'ol Google ;) ) it seems I was wrong heh.

Will post some more soon enough I imagine as the lakes are my most visited place with my camera.


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yipeeeeee! I can hardly wait, Mark-A...the weekend is here, I hope that the weather is great and you get out and about with the good camera...

and I hope that their is fowl intent.....



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 7:32 pm 
How about a black swan..
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 10:54 pm 
Here you go patti this will keep up your thirst for quackage....
This big boy came over to see if I had any tit bits to hand.....

1) Hey mister got any bread...
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2) You sure you got nothing stashed away...
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3) No... might as well clear off then...
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ROY! It is gooseage above and beyond...grey spectacular...I have used the bread trick too..and sometimes popcorn. That new lens is it then?
Great close ups...I love them. Sometimes, those little goooooses look like they want to eat YOU for dinner, but this one, has a sublime little contenance. Lucky you Roy..grey gooseage, AND great lens work..eggselence, as always...I appreciate this series...

Serenity, my evil east coast twin, is wielding that camera, and everytime I see your work, it just gets better and better...do you recognize this, too? Are you happier with your work, because you should be!! This time the black swan. You know, they are in a class all by themselves...and I am always amazed at the contrast in colors..that orange red eye, and bill...as opposed to the dark brown eye, on that perfect grey goose of Roys. and all those feathers!! whooohoooo, thanks for posting em here...I had been away, at a funeral, not family, but sad, non the less..had not checked here...am so glad to see them, I needed the perk today!
And almost serenitys one hundreth post, too..whoooohoooooo! Cake, cake!!
I like the way you chose to crop this one, too Serenity...come to think of it, I like every thing about these photos from Mark, and Roy, and you..

gracias, and muy quackos.


got any more?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:40 pm 
Yes patti they were taken with the 100-400, quite pleased with these all I did in CS3 was drop the temperature down from 5560 to about 4340 and this wonderful blue appeared on the water and just a bit of fill in light to lighten the shadows in the dark areas of the feathers.
All photos were shot in Av Aperture Priority, f/5.6, No 1 was at 260mm and 1/1600, No 2 was at 400mm and 1/1250, No 3 was at 400mm and 1/1600 and all hand held, the IS really works well on this lens.


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well, Roy, I sure do enjoy this new lens of yours, if only from the spectator side...I bet it is a fun one to work with...does it give you goose bumps just to use it? I would say so!! The water is perfect, the feathers are defined so nicely...gotta say, that this is a wonderful lens. I want one.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:28 pm 
Thanks, patti =)

I still have a lot to learn... I still have point & shoot in my blood. I also need to get a better telephoto lens (waiting for a good price on the Canon 70-300 IS). I'm waiting for that lens until I go on more trips to zoos or wildlife preserves. I do still need to post some of the other photos O got from this trip!!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 2:45 am 
Went out to the park for the first time in a long time to test out my new lens. The lake is overrun by duckweed!!! I wasn't too close, but got some decent shots of this girl feeding in the muck.

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Across the lake, there were a good mixture of females... Only shot I could get of them is here.


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oh, man thaaat is so, well, so GREEN, and not ina good way, unless you are, well, a bit quacked...and have webbed feet to get thru that muck..I think she looks pretty happy..the green color is perfectly green. like melted shamrocks..
She looks like she is in duck heaven...I followed your link to the girls in green page, and it looks like soup...lol...Summer Ducks. Summer Gooseage. Summer better then others, and these summer ducks look just fine to me..

I can not wait til you get that lens...you will be full of fowl intent...


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:36 pm 
First post on this forum, and its a duck post :D
In a local park, apparently i have very tame ducks near my house..

Sleeping beauty
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And syncronized ducking
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Hi-ya Seattle CliveM!

I Love em...the little sleepy quack, makes me happy...great to have your first post around here, and a photo post, at that...welcome to the Labs..as you may have guessed, we have a lot of fun, ...what an honor to have a first poster...does my heart good... da Duck thread started by accident, because, for a while, every shot I was taking that turned out, had quackage...and it seems lots of us are drawn to the water...so, it just kept gettin bigger, and now it has a life of it's own. Everybody has posted in here, at one time or another...it is a good way to experiment, usually lots of reflected light off of the water, and all n' all, when you come up empty handed, there is always quackage, somewhere. And it is fun to see some of the shots that turn up. Even the Moderators have posted, here, and that always thrills me.

Equal opportunity posting, storks, ducks, gooosage, herons, swans...anything that has fowl intent...usually finds their way here.

Hope you will join in on Greg Rotters photo of the day thread, I think it is under the "off topic" section, and the latest "on Assignment"..those shots must be taken within the specified time frames...the theme this month of August is Trees...I hope to see some of your work, there, too. Welcome. You'll find this is a great place, not a snob here, just encouraging words, sometimes critical assessment of a photo, and lots of how-to advice. The Labs is a world wide phenomenon...

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 7:38 pm 
I wanted to test out some different exposure settings and as always the quacksters were willing subjects.
In between all the rain today I found a dry spell to walk the dog. In the overcast conditions I set the camera to ISO Auto(400) to see how well it would avoid blurred photos.

Nothing very special here. I just liked the light on the water in this one. It has that almost liquid metal look.
The camera chose an ISO of 200 for this one at medium zoom. (1/180 - f/4.5)

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I couldn't resist snapping this one. Diving down towards the water.
Here, at full zoom, the camera chose ISO 400. (1/210 - f/4.5)

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Both with EV+0.33 in P-mode.

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great water, Cam...I can see why you choose that...it looks like mercury..liquid, swirly...shiny..heavy metal water..and two of the cute quackage just floatin by.....nice job...

da diving duck, I wish was better in focus, but I know how THAT goes...still, I have not seen da diving ducks, before...and he must have been a topedo duck...so fast...

love the water waddles!


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