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Herb Houghton
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p.1 #1 · Wood Duck Close Ups


Here's a few cooperative woodies.

Herb

#1-4

#5 My wife took this with my iphone. The Skimmer Skillet as I call it is a $20 frying pan with a 3/8 hole in the middle and handle removed. I usually use this on the beach for skimmers as it works well approaching them on my belly by just sliding the whole thing in front of me and keeping sand off of the lens. I use a 3/8 inch bolt from the bottom and a nut on top. Then, a spacer of a roll of electrical tape or a 3/4 inch slice of a 2 inch pvc conduit. I tighten the ballhead right down onto the tape or pvc and I can carry it all by the lens barrel just above the foot. Previously, on a long day at the beach, I'd have to have the tripod legs flattened out and shoot from the wimberley. To move, I'd have to get up and lift the whole thing with 3 flat legs and get it closer to the subject, then get back down and get shots. Now I just push the pan and crawl up to it. I used it for these woody shots, but I need to remove the nut and spacer and use a smaller length bolt direct to the ballhead for an even lower angle on pond shots. I required the spacer for the beach with many foreground dunes creating problems with too low of an angle.




  Canon EOS-1D Mark IV    EF500mm f/4L IS USM lens    500mm    f/10.0    1/200s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  






  Canon EOS-1D Mark IV    EF500mm f/4L IS USM lens    500mm    f/9.0    1/400s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  






  Canon EOS-1D Mark IV    EF500mm f/4L IS USM lens    500mm    f/9.0    1/320s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  






  Canon EOS-1D Mark IV    EF500mm f/4L IS USM lens    500mm    f/10.0    1/400s    500 ISO    0.0 EV  






  iPhone 4    4mm    f/2.8    1/182s    80 ISO  




Apr 15, 2013 at 04:15 PM
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p.1 #2 · Wood Duck Close Ups


Very nice photos. Just amazing. And thank you for including the down low example.


Apr 15, 2013 at 04:53 PM
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p.1 #3 · Wood Duck Close Ups


Great set Herb. Very nice color and great details.

Vince



Apr 15, 2013 at 05:19 PM
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Great set of Wood Duck with amazing detail, color and your own shooting low set up.

- Tam



Apr 15, 2013 at 06:16 PM
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p.1 #5 · Wood Duck Close Ups


Really nice, Herb. I think, in some ways even nicer than your raptors. BTW, have you ever noticed that ducks always look like they're smiling?

Larry










Apr 15, 2013 at 07:03 PM
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p.1 #6 · Wood Duck Close Ups


Excellent set


Apr 15, 2013 at 07:39 PM
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an excellent job on the Wood Ducks Herb


Apr 15, 2013 at 08:39 PM
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Great colors!
Brian



Apr 15, 2013 at 08:49 PM
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p.1 #9 · Wood Duck Close Ups


Wonderful close ups.

Paul.



Apr 15, 2013 at 09:04 PM
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p.1 #10 · Wood Duck Close Ups


Great close-ups shots with some sharp detail, Herb
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p.1 #11 · Wood Duck Close Ups


Lovely shots Herb.


Apr 16, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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p.1 #12 · Wood Duck Close Ups


Herb, these all are beauties! And love the last picture! It's a perfect set up for you! Very nice and low!! Way to go!
BeeBalm



Apr 16, 2013 at 12:06 AM
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p.1 #13 · Wood Duck Close Ups


Stunning !

Birdie



Apr 16, 2013 at 12:13 AM
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Stunning !

Birdie



Apr 16, 2013 at 12:13 AM
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p.1 #15 · Wood Duck Close Ups


Beautiful shots!!! Really like the skimmer skillet too Great details.


Apr 16, 2013 at 12:17 AM
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p.1 #16 · Wood Duck Close Ups


Super work Herb,

You can use a Frisbee and done even need a head.

Morris



Apr 16, 2013 at 12:19 AM
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p.1 #17 · Wood Duck Close Ups


Great stuff Herb. Ya gotta love the great detail in these shots ~ Ron


Apr 16, 2013 at 12:54 AM
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p.1 #18 · Wood Duck Close Ups


Excellent use of a frying pan! And a good looking set resulted.


Apr 16, 2013 at 02:09 AM
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p.1 #19 · Wood Duck Close Ups


wow amazing detail, but that iphone is kinda noisy at 80 ISO


Apr 16, 2013 at 02:23 AM
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p.1 #20 · Wood Duck Close Ups


These look great Herb, Ah Wood Duck from the 'skillet'

#3 is amazing and the lady in #4 is a beauty!

Well done, or should I say 'done well'

Karl



Apr 16, 2013 at 02:35 AM
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