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Wetlands Walkabout
Lens: DA* 300 Camera: K5IIS Photo Location: Sherwood Park, Alberta 
Posted By: daacon, 06-06-2015, 05:27 AM

Just a Friday night stroll around the wetlands last night.

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#1 - A rare Mr. Mallard on the grass


#2 - A rare Mrs. Mallard on the grass


#3 - Someone was told to Duck Off


#4 - The poser Mr. Redwinged blackbird by far the dominant species out here


#5 - Finally me with 300 and Mr. Rudy Duck got nice and close


#6 - Just a Golden Hour shot - and out here this time of year this happened at 09:20 pm a good half hour before sunset Love the long days.

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06-06-2015, 07:51 AM   #2
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Lookin' good, buddy. You mentioned the mallard is rare - is that the case locally or is the population of these birds shrinking generally? (you can tell my wildlife knowledge would fit on a postage stamp - a very small postage stamp).

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great shots of the fowl and the golden hour photo is picture perfect. I think most of the Canada Geese are now in the States, enjoying the warmth and nightlife, lots of snowbirds sure are.
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You captured some very good shots here....................well done.

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A very nice evening walk!
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Nice shots daacon... how did you get so many posers?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sailor Quote
Lookin' good, buddy. You mentioned the mallard is rare - is that the case locally or is the population of these birds shrinking generally? (you can tell my wildlife knowledge would fit on a postage stamp - a very small postage stamp).
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haha Thanks Jer - what I meant was the mallards on grass is rare - there are very abundant here , the most dominant duck species in the spring / summer. They are generally very skittish so I usually do not get them on grass as they fly away as soon as they see me.

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great shots of the fowl and the golden hour photo is picture perfect. I think most of the Canada Geese are now in the States, enjoying the warmth and nightlife, lots of snowbirds sure are.
Thanks Bob haha most snowbirds are back for the long days here - it won't be too long before the geese and people head south once again

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You captured some very good shots here....................well done.
Thanks EM there are some keepers.

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A very nice evening walk!
Thanks Steve it was.

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Nice shots daacon... how did you get so many posers?
Thanks Norm - luck and chance mostly - the wetlands is a 5 minute walk from my house and let's say I get here 4 out of 7 evenings. There are a couple of lookouts and a bridge every so once in a while they (the birds) decide to come close as I am always as close as I can get.
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Nice looking natural shots there Dave.--charliezap

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nice!
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Nice looking natural shots there Dave.--charliezap
Thanks Charlie fortunate to have a place so close by.

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nice!
Thanks Aaron thanks for the comment.
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