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Travis wetlands
Lens: Tamron 35-80mm Camera: K20D Photo Location: Christchurch, NZ ISO: 400 
Posted By: FruitLooPs, 07-09-2010, 10:57 PM

A few photos from the "Travis wetlands" protected area in our city, hope you enjoy

A black swan

NZ Native Pukeko aka swamp hen

Looking out towards the hills from the marsh

A pair of ducks relaxing in relative protection

And finally a toi toi bush with the tak 300mm

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07-09-2010, 11:20 PM   #2
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Excellent shot of the Black Swan. I have a few shots of them but they are really difficult to shoot and you have done a much job than any of mine !

Also like the last one shot with the Tak 300. I have that lens but can't seem to make it work for me.
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yes, the swan took a nice pose for you and I really like the exposure and saturation with such colors.
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Thanks for sharing the black swan shot, never seen one live... here we have only the northern whites

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love those bird shots.... wish we had beauties like that here.... thanks for sharing, dave m
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Nice series. I really like your last shot, it is very artistic.
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Thanks for all the comments guys much appreciated, first time i've tried to photograph birds.

QuoteOriginally posted by Frogfish Quote
Also like the last one shot with the Tak 300. I have that lens but can't seem to make it work for me.
Yeah I thought the 300 would be great for this sort of thing, but that was the only good shot I got out of it - lots of light gave quite a bit of red fringing on subjects and it's quite a mammoth to lug about (1.5kg/3.3lb)

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