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Postby Benelli Slinger » Thu Nov 10, 2005 10:56 pm

i just thought this picture was amazing

http://www.treknature.com/gallery/Europ ... o11824.htm
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Postby Wilsona018 » Thu Nov 10, 2005 11:03 pm

they sure do look pretty in full plumage

id love to put one like that on the wall.
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Postby Elmer Fudd » Fri Nov 11, 2005 12:12 am

I shot one just like that last weekend.... sad part of it ended up as a crip and when i finally caught up to it i blew the top of his head off from bill up.
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Postby ACEBLDRS » Fri Nov 11, 2005 12:12 am

I have shot a lot of greenwings, and that almost looks fake or touched up. Unless they get in full plumage really late, I think it is fake.
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Postby Greg Wile » Fri Nov 11, 2005 3:31 am

I have never seen one in full plumage or if I have its been a hen cause they all look like the hens up here.
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Postby kiwismakebetterhunters » Fri Nov 11, 2005 3:35 am

Right Thats a dang gorgeous bird. Im inspired to hunt now but I cant!!!! :thumbsdown:
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Postby ol' yeller » Fri Nov 11, 2005 7:30 am

Yeah, I think the picture has been "filtered" to show the colors off better. This is more like it. Man was it cold that day.

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Postby ACEBLDRS » Fri Nov 11, 2005 9:53 am

yellar, that is about as plumed out as I have shot also. They are beutiful birds, but that pic just looks "too perfect".
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Postby openwaterhunter2 » Fri Nov 11, 2005 2:15 pm

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Figured that these were pretty close to full plumage. I am with ace on this one. Looks a little doctored to me. Anyways they are pretty birds.
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Postby ol' yeller » Fri Nov 11, 2005 2:44 pm

That drake greenwing in my picture was shot on January 23 of last year. That sucker is definitely plumed out.
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Postby ACEBLDRS » Fri Nov 11, 2005 2:46 pm

ol' yeller wrote:That drake greenwing in my picture was shot on January 23 of last year. That sucker is definitely plumed out.


I think you are right, look at the tips of the wings in the first pic, it almost looks like a painting pasted on the water.
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Postby kiwismakebetterhunters » Fri Nov 11, 2005 3:40 pm

I would disagree. Its a beautiful bird and the photo has brilliant sharpness and composition. A fake bird or touched up bird would be much easier to tell. :yes: It has been filtered though
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Postby LIGHT12 » Fri Nov 11, 2005 4:07 pm

I think the picture was taken using a filtered lens. I shot a nice drake on the last day of the wisconsin season about 10 years ago and it looked almost that good in the pics. unfortunately they are at my dads place and not in a digital format. Thats a nice Green Wing.
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Postby ol' yeller » Fri Nov 11, 2005 4:10 pm

I have no doubt that the bird itself is real. I just thing they loaded it into Adobe or some other picture editing software and lightened it or added some sort of filter. It seems to have a little bit of a yellow tint to it.
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Postby Gooseboy » Fri Nov 11, 2005 4:31 pm

Im positive its filtered, i saved it and the file was something link greenwing_filtered or something like that.
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Postby Trois_beaux_canards » Fri Nov 11, 2005 6:24 pm

Gooseboy wrote:Im positive its filtered, i saved it and the file was something link greenwing_filtered or something like that.


saw that too...still a pretty picture though.
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Postby chevyZ71 » Fri Nov 11, 2005 6:54 pm

i wanna get some greenwings real bad this season.
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Postby Geardown » Fri Nov 11, 2005 8:34 pm

The green wing have been just clowding the sky here in wa. this year. We have had to pass them up just to try to get some big ducks this year. They are nice to have around when the big ones are not flying. :getdown:
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Postby yellowlab » Sat Nov 12, 2005 2:54 pm

:withstupid: :withstupid: yeah filtered but anyway you look at it dang pretty birds they are
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