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GBH + wood duck
Lens: DA* 200mm f/2.8 ED [IF] SDM Camera: K10D Photo Location: Duke Gardens, Durham NC USA ISO: 100 Aperture: F4 
Posted By: baro-nite, 08-14-2011, 09:38 AM

I wasn't really thinking of wildlife photography when I bought the DA* 200, but now that I have it I can't resist trying. (So maybe I should have sprung for the 300 instead ) Shot this morning at Duke Gardens, Durham NC, USA.

Both shots f/4, ISO 100.

Great blue heron; testing my reach with a 100% crop.
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Male wood duck in non-breeding plumage.



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08-14-2011, 10:48 AM   #2
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Great exposure on the duck and very sharp. Well done. JIMBO
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#2 is a wonderful shot. Thanks for sharing!
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Thanks guys! I'll have to see if I can track him down in breeding plumage.

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really fine captures... those wood ducks have those amazing eyes... dave m
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GBH & Wood duck, redux

Back to Duke Gardens a week later. Went early enough to catch the GBH by the lake. It's pretty well acclimated to people so will let you get close; no cropping needed this time:



And a different male wood duck, this one well in transition to breeding plumage (and behaving a bit more aggressively toward the other ducks):



Wish I had put the polarizer on to cut the glare on the duck's bill. Although I like the mild glare off the rock and water.

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