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I don't think I can ever buy a camera without an articulating screen again. My back and neck thank me every day and I don't have to go home covered in mud.

These were taken last Friday at Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary near Vancouver BC.





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Feb 26, 2020 at 07:49 AM
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Great work Geoff. Ya sure did get the low angle ~ Ron


Feb 26, 2020 at 07:53 AM
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surfnron wrote:
Great work Geoff. Ya sure did get the low angle ~ Ron


Thanks Ron



Feb 26, 2020 at 01:37 PM
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Gorgeous images Goeff. You have nailed some very difficult exposures, another advantage of mirrorless.

I guess the next step is a video gimbal rig with a monitor at face height and the arms up at a comfortable height so that we can adjust focus with one hand and zoom with the other.

Morris



Feb 26, 2020 at 01:41 PM
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morris wrote:
Gorgeous images Goeff. You have nailed some very difficult exposures, another advantage of mirrorless.

I guess the next step is a video gimbal rig with a monitor at face height and the arms up at a comfortable height so that we can adjust focus with one hand and zoom with the other.

Morris


Thanks Morris...yes I may need a rig like that in a few more years



Feb 26, 2020 at 04:41 PM
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Fantastic, love them at this angle Geoff. #7 for me though less foreground to amplify that awesome expression! Priceless
And a vote!

Karl



Feb 26, 2020 at 05:56 PM
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Really nice, are you in a blind? love the low angle


Feb 26, 2020 at 07:35 PM
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The stunning colors of the Drake Diver Ducks

A beautiful set of photos



Feb 26, 2020 at 08:00 PM
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Beautiful shots. Love seeing all these ducks. Great low angle.


Feb 26, 2020 at 09:31 PM
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Another wonderful set, Geoff

Amit



Feb 26, 2020 at 09:40 PM
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Very nice set Geoff!

Birdie



Feb 27, 2020 at 01:10 AM
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A pleasure to see these beautiful images! love the low shooting angle and that glorious light.


Feb 27, 2020 at 08:25 AM
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arbitrage wrote:
I don't think I can ever buy a camera without an articulating screen again. My back and neck thank me every day and I don't have to go home covered in mud.

These were taken last Friday at Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary near Vancouver BC.


Super duck shots! They donít get any better than these shots. Interacting with the wildlife is so rewarding too. Never gets old!

I also would never again have a camera without an articulating screen. Lying on the front can't be done for long and does invite damage to cervical vertebrae.

Really looking forward to the new D8_ _ and Z8, with their latest advances in LiveView AF!




Feb 27, 2020 at 10:02 AM
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Karl Witt wrote:
Fantastic, love them at this angle Geoff. #7 for me though less foreground to amplify that awesome expression! Priceless
And a vote!

Karl

Thanks Karl....I will try a crop without as much foreground water...I also wish the catchlights were a little more controlled in that one...not sure what was up with that?
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Really nice, are you in a blind? love the low angle


Thanks
No I was just squatting at water's edge using my flip screen with the lens foot resting on the ground. In this place it is common for the ducks to be fed by visitors so they are relatively tame and will come in close if you are still enough. The Buffleheads tend to stay a little further out and aren't interested in feeding.



Feb 27, 2020 at 02:30 PM
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A beautiful set


Feb 27, 2020 at 02:55 PM
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arbitrage wrote:
Thanks Karl....I will try a crop without as much foreground water...I also wish the catchlights were a little more controlled in that one...not sure what was up with that?
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No I was just squatting at water's edge using my flip screen with the lens foot resting on the ground. In this place it is common for the ducks to be fed by visitors so they are relatively tame and will come in close if you are still enough. The Buffleheads tend to stay a little further out and aren't interested in feeding.


I've always thought this might be the case and that's what I love about your duck images. You'd never think there might be folks standing around feeding ducks right next to you. I'd think people there would be blown away if you showed them your results. So many times wild and beautiful images can come from some not so beautiful and wild places. Reminds me of when I used to shoot seniors. I'd bring them to a location and they'd look at me like I was crazy. I'd tell them, don't worry about your surroundings, we're only concentrating on this one little rectangle
I'm not suggesting the sanctuary is not a beautiful spot, I think you get my drift



Feb 27, 2020 at 04:37 PM
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Very nice table top shots. Just kidding. Some people like the mirror/smoothing effect.


Feb 27, 2020 at 06:05 PM
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Awesome

Raz



Feb 27, 2020 at 07:05 PM
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Beautiful images, Geoff!


Feb 28, 2020 at 01:01 AM
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Brilliant set, Geoff.


Feb 28, 2020 at 11:03 AM
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