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Weather permitting, which is almost every day, I like to spend about an hour photographing birds that fly. I go after any birds that are available, which in winter is severely restricted, although mallards and pijuns can always be counted on. Summers are much better in species variety, not to mention the environment/background quality .

The best analogy would be to compare my BIF shooting to hunting.....except I hunt with my camera-lens, not with a weapon.
The reward of the sport is a successful capture. Also, always hoping to get a real nice "trophy" picture some day.

Given the time I have spent on this pursuit, I would have probably become good at it eventually, had it not been for changing lenses constantly, from wide angle to 800mm, which keeps pushing me back onto the learning curve time and time again.

Here's today's catch, such as it is.

Edit: This thread has been replaced with a fresh one on Jan.30,2012.

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Jan 29, 2012 at 09:08 PM
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I agree with the hunting comparison, I now hunt with the camera, very nice duck shooting on the duck. I do miss having the dog to retrieve though. Bruce


Jan 29, 2012 at 09:13 PM
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Nice set! #2 is my favorite.


Jan 29, 2012 at 09:18 PM
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Nice set, Peter.
I like #1 best for the colors, #2 best for the action and #3 best for the simple BG.
Chris




Jan 29, 2012 at 11:37 PM
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You have been posting some eye-thrilling BIF's Peter. I really like #1 with sharpness and motion all expressed in one image
#2 What a great flare shot, sweet and lovely!

#3 seems a bit 'dull' to me??

Karl



Jan 29, 2012 at 11:42 PM
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I agree with Karl. IMO, the first two images are sweet. The third image is lacking.

Ted



Jan 29, 2012 at 11:45 PM
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B Benson wrote:
I agree with the hunting comparison, I now hunt with the camera, very nice duck shooting on the duck. I do miss having the dog to retrieve though. Bruce


Thanx, Bruce.



Jan 30, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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charlespan wrote:
Nice set! #2 is my favorite.


Thank you, Charles.



Jan 30, 2012 at 12:01 AM
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CDaescher wrote:
Nice set, Peter.
I like #1 best for the colors, #2 best for the action and #3 best for the simple BG.
Chris



Thank you, Chris, simple background I often like too, but one works with what is given.



Jan 30, 2012 at 12:02 AM
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CDaescher wrote:
Nice set, Peter.
I like #1 best for the colors, #2 best for the action and #3 best for the simple BG.
Chris



Thank you, Chris, simple background I often like too, but one works with what is given.



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Karl Witt wrote:
You have been posting some eye-thrilling BIF's Peter. I really like #1 with sharpness and motion all expressed in one image
#2 What a great flare shot, sweet and lovely!

#3 seems a bit 'dull' to me??

Karl


Thank you, Karl.....you are so right, the No.3 is indeed dull, however, it's the best drake I got today.
I guess a few things were missing on him, one of them was some good sunlight to ignite the plumage colours.

BTW....the white in the background of #2 is patches of snow..


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Jan 30, 2012 at 12:07 AM
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Ted ellis wrote:
I agree with Karl. IMO, the first two images are sweet. The third image is lacking.

Ted


Thank you, Ted, I have also agreed with Karl already.....the drake looks lifeless.



Jan 30, 2012 at 12:09 AM
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3 beauties Peter!

Morris



Jan 30, 2012 at 12:10 AM
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1 is a super shot Peter, the motion blur of the wing with the trailing drops of water accentuate the sharp body of the body of the bird

2 I really like the wing position, the detail in the feathers and the feeling of motion I get from the shot. I'm not real keen on snow in bg but as you said, winter isn't the best times for backgrounds

Tim



Jan 30, 2012 at 01:30 AM
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Another great set Peter. Agree that this is must be like hunting , getting up early, dealing with the weather and trying to find something to shoot !

Gorgeous shots !

Birdie



Jan 30, 2012 at 01:41 AM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Passion for Duckhunting


Nice set Peter,#1 being my fave...I echo what Tim Kuhn wrote.

John

1 is a super shot Peter, the motion blur of the wing with the trailing drops of water accentuate the sharp body of the body of the bird

2 I really like the wing position, the detail in the feathers and the feeling of motion I get from the shot. I'm not real keen on snow in bg but as you said, winter isn't the best times for backgrounds









Jan 30, 2012 at 02:39 AM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Passion for Duckhunting


Good looking set Peter. You seem to have a knack of making pigeons look good.


Jan 30, 2012 at 03:39 AM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Passion for Duckhunting


Fantastic BIF set. Great job on the details.


Matt



Jan 30, 2012 at 03:55 AM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Passion for Duckhunting


beautiful set of BIF's, #1 is a real beauty, great bg to go with the colors of the mallard

you are lucky to have some great winter models, all i have is ravens, gulls and pigeons



Jan 30, 2012 at 04:08 AM
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all are very nice Peter.. but #1 is my favorite


Jan 30, 2012 at 09:35 AM
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