Buffleheads

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Fishchris
Fishchris Veteran Member • Posts: 5,091
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These are really heavy crops, which means they are worthless for anything but online, or phone viewing.... But Buffleheads are my very favorite Ducks Very challenging to get the nice, colorful iridescence, without totally blowing out the white portions... especially with a dinosaur camera lol But I digress. Such pretty birds

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james djg Regular Member • Posts: 214
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Looks good to me.

Fishchris
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TY James Now if I could make the same shot (okay, maybe just a little sharper with 50 mp's, and be able to make a tack sharp 30 x 40, THAT would be amazing

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Mikel10
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Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

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dzba Senior Member • Posts: 1,607
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nicely done, Chris.

I finally came across a couple of drakes this past week.  They were so far off (unable to get closer) that I wasn't sure what they were until I viewed the pics on my computer screen at home.  Very pretty birds.  Wish they were not so skittish.  We don't get many around here.  It is fun to try and get better quality though.    

thanks for taking the time and making the effort to post these,

Mike

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Fishchris
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TY Mile

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Morris0
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Hi Chris,

I saw the photos before your name and was wounding who made the wonderful exposures of these stunning birds.

Morris

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windoze
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love how you captured the iridescence! You got a great set of images!

Thanks for sharing

Troy

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Gautam Majumdar Forum Pro • Posts: 17,685
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Great shots. TFS

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Fishchris
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TY Morris Yea, I still believe Buffleheads are my favorite ducks. But so darn challenging, with there small size, skittishness, and the exposure with the black (that your trying to capture the iridescence with) and the bright, pearly white !

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TY Windoze

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TY Gautam

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Morris0
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Fishchris wrote:

TY Morris Yea, I still believe Buffleheads are my favorite ducks. But so darn challenging, with there small size, skittishness, and the exposure with the black (that your trying to capture the iridescence with) and the bright, pearly white !

Yes they are incredibly difficult to photograph well Chris.  I'm impressed :-}

Morris

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I feel like the only way I will ever do better with my gear (besides just getting super lucky) would be to hang out in a blind somewhere that they are known to frequent.

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Morris0
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Fishchris wrote:

I feel like the only way I will ever do better with my gear (besides just getting super lucky) would be to hang out in a blind somewhere that they are known to frequent.

I have a friend that photographs them in the spring when they are so busy chasing the other sex they see nothing else.   He lies on a blanket on the mud at the edge of the bay and waits.

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mastershake
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Very nice catches

Fishchris
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TY mastershake

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Red Barchetta
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Great set and thanks for sharing.

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Saumbi
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Beautiful shots!

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