Some Quacks, Swans, a Cat and a Beaver.....(12)
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Karl Witt
Registered: Jul 11, 2007
Total Posts: 33042
Country: United States

The sun was back out and warm and it tied in with my day off, lucky me for a change!

All the rain filled up the area and brought in the ducks, yippee but I could not get them to fly the way I wanted so you are stuck with some awkward angles that may not work the best but thought it was time to share a few images again

Here is a mix, just good fun and nothing really special but a few that go against the grain of common maybe?

Thanks for looking, comment as you wish, it's all gooooood here!

Take care
Karl



Karl Witt
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a few more.....5-8



Karl Witt
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9-12

Thanks!



Tim Kuhn
Registered: Nov 29, 2006
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Ah me first, that's a rarity nowadays!

Yes sometimes they just don't fly the way you want them to so I won't comment on what you already know
Fist super techs on these, no blown underwings
5 these guys always seem so cartoonish, I kind of expect them to turn their bills around like Daffy used to do fine details on this buy and lovely hues of brown
6 is a Green Winged Teal my friend so are the dablling Mrs in 7
8 Now a Coot puking scum You did expose this one perfectly, not black, no white bill, super well done. Really that is a technical 10.
Love the symmetry of 10

Hmm 11 to me it's backwards, to my eye it wants to flow to the left Or was there something in the way there ruining that comp?
12 why did he stop there, he was almost done!!! Maybe waiting for the wind to take it down.

Great to see you had a perfect day off Karl, you deserve it Oh yeah, great job my friend!!

Tim



dorian
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tim is correct! and the females in #7 are mrs. green-winged teal(s)! regardless, i think these are great with #6 really standing out for me. nice work karl

dorian



kmunroe
Registered: Feb 02, 2010
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a great set Karl .. #6 and #8 for me



Larry Williams
Registered: Nov 05, 2006
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Teal are my picks. Good low angle buddy.



Desert Drake
Registered: Nov 05, 2008
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That young drake shovelor looks like some day he will be called Mr. Hollywood. My favorite was the drake teal.
Al



surfnron
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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The IF shots are... nice Karl - but you knew that. 5 and 6 are extra nice -even lush. 10 is lovely, and very peaceful. I like da weed too ~ Ron



douter
Registered: Mar 10, 2010
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Some really nice captures here Karl. Who else would think to use a 500mm on a cat tail? Six and eight are my picks.
Douglas



eyelaser
Registered: Oct 29, 2005
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You have quite the imagination there Karl. The quackers are wonderful and you have indeed produced a wonderful tail of the cat and I will just have to visualize a beaver creating that notch...I have a few beaver shots like that one...and similarlym none with the alleged perpetrator.
Eric



KCollett
Registered: Jul 02, 2010
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Nice set Karl. Glad you got out to shoot something other than gloom. I'm going with the more conventional here - Shoveler and wigeon are my pic picks. Sitting ducks are just pleasant and/or fun to view, even if their beaks are not on backwards.



Cincy Bruce
Registered: Oct 23, 2008
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Fantastic set Karl.

5, 6, & 7 are my favorites. Shovelers always catch my attention. I love the colors of the male green-winged teal. Always enjoy seeing them up close.

Bruce



Karl Witt
Registered: Jul 11, 2007
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Tim Kuhn wrote:
Ah me first, that's a rarity nowadays!

Yes sometimes they just don't fly the way you want them to so I won't comment on what you already know
Fist super techs on these, no blown underwings
5 these guys always seem so cartoonish, I kind of expect them to turn their bills around like Daffy used to do fine details on this buy and lovely hues of brown
6 is a Green Winged Teal my friend so are the dablling Mrs in 7
8 Now a Coot puking scum You did expose this one perfectly, not black, no white bill, super well done. Really that is a technical 10.
Love the symmetry of 10

Hmm 11 to me it's backwards, to my eye it wants to flow to the left Or was there something in the way there ruining that comp?
12 why did he stop there, he was almost done!!! Maybe waiting for the wind to take it down.

Great to see you had a perfect day off Karl, you deserve it Oh yeah, great job my friend!!

Tim


Good thing you were first so I could fix my ID's on the Wigeon/Teal
You know this must be a youngster Coot as I normally seem them much darker almost to a graphite charcoal color. Thanks on the techs, it is one of those you want to get right in order to make it look half way interesting
Hmm, #11 I see the leaning of this tail and other minor foliage below to put it this way and a slight curling of the tip to place in that upper left corner..........that was my thinking anyhow ?
Thanks Tim for the good stuff and the thoughts and ID!
Karl



Karl Witt
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dorian wrote:
tim is correct! and the females in #7 are mrs. green-winged teal(s)! regardless, i think these are great with #6 really standing out for me. nice work karl

dorian


Thanks, not sure I must have outsmarted myself and not checked my book on ID
Thanks buddy
Karl



Rob Tillyer
Registered: Nov 17, 2007
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Great set Karl, a day off with good weather is something to celebrate. 5 and 6 tie for favourite for me.

Rob



CDaescher
Registered: Jul 19, 2011
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Don't know about American ducks but if European ones fly off I only get butt shots.
Very nice set, Karl. I pick 5 6 11 as favorite.
Chris



tfoltz
Registered: Jul 08, 2008
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Karl nice set, glad the sun came out for you

-Tim



Charlie Shugart
Registered: Feb 06, 2007
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Karl,
A nice and variety set. All are good but my favorite is #6.
The Peanut Gallery method of identifying birds:
In the air- eagle.
On the water- duck.
Charlie



Howard Kearley
Registered: Jul 16, 2008
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Country: United Kingdom

Days off are fun,
Good time for you and a good time for us being able to see the shots!
Good stuff!

Howard



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