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Lens: Pentax A SMC 400mm Camera: K5 Photo Location: Yerrabi Ponds, Gungahlin, ACT, Australia ISO: 200 Shutter Speed: 1/350s Aperture: F8 
Posted By: betchern0t, 02-22-2024, 10:19 PM

on my last outing, all I seemed to see was darters. Here are another two. The one with the black head and neck is male. It was shot from a long distance and like many photos I take in this specific location, the focus is a bit soft. The one with the light head and neck is female

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02-23-2024, 05:57 AM   #2
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Like that caption. You caught great poses for both, drying in the the sunshine, and a nice reflection in the first. Long distance shots are difficult, but you did well. Good shooting.
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Very nice captures. The North American/Central American variety is almost identical. I watched them walking underwater in the Everglades spearing fish and then popping their heads back out. They are very interesting birds.
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