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Black ducks

Postby loudnerd » Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:04 pm

I went out to scout out a spot I hunted last year and snapped a few pics of the black ducks that like to hang around the area. ~Jon
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Re: Black ducks

Postby loudnerd » Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:18 pm

There are few that will even come up on my dock in the evening so I hid as best I could and snapped these ones also. ~Jon
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Re: Black ducks

Postby loudnerd » Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:08 pm

I went out again this evening and found a flock on some rocks and just coasted in undetected. I was curious how close I could get and as I was just over an arms length away one duck mistook my kayak for a rock and just hopped on and kept going to the next rock never knowing I was there hahah.
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Re: Black ducks

Postby derekj » Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:51 pm

Great pics!

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Re: Black ducks

Postby Ichabod97 » Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:54 pm

Gorgeous pics man! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Looks like you really put in the time to get some mighty fine photos!
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Re: Black ducks

Postby REM1100 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:41 am

Good to know you got pictures of wild ducks and made the effort to get close and got to know their habits and times to be there to make the shot . Great pictures good poses in good lighting :thumbsup:
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Re: Black ducks

Postby loudnerd » Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:53 am

The last ones I shot with a high ISO because I was expecting to get busted so I had the shutter speed set to 1/1000 for a good action shot and it was in a shadowed cove. Not wanting to move and alert the birds, I just shot with what it was on. It's like combining my two loves of photography and duck hunting haha. In Maine everyone shoots lighthouses and lobster buoys and the only wildlife photography you see is of moose. I have been a product photographer for years and just started getting into wildlife and now there is no going back.
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Re: Black ducks

Postby jacob321 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:07 pm

All are great, but the first one posted is the strongest in my opinion. Nice that you catch it taking off. Well done.
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Re: Black ducks

Postby loudnerd » Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:50 am

Thanks Jacob, I agree 100%! I felt good about the setup when I was taking the shot but with action that fast your never sure if you got it till you check it on the computer. I have had shots that I thought I had nailed from looking on the back of the camera and you get them on the big screen and you realize it was just out of focus.
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Re: Black ducks

Postby loudnerd » Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:51 pm

I have been doing some more scouting and the elusive black duck have been visiting regularly. This is great for photography but when the season rolls around, after you get your one black duck your normally done for the day.
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Re: Black ducks

Postby loudnerd » Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:55 pm

Here is two hen mallards chasing a black duck. It's always so hard to tell on the wing.
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Re: Black ducks

Postby jasonphoto01 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:13 pm

all good shots but first shot is great! I think having the wings flowing in the same direction as the grass in the background makes the image. Great work man!
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Re: Black ducks

Postby Coh-Brook » Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:47 am

Great pics... Black duck is on the top of my "hit list" of birds I would most like kill someday. I dont think I could kill one of those ducks though if I was you. Would be too personal now, you guys are too well acquainted. lol
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Re: Black ducks

Postby loudnerd » Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:42 am

They looked just as beautiful after being marinated and on the grill of my smoker hahah.
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