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  1. #11
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    Re: Female Wood Duck

    Quote Originally Posted by Dawg Pics View Post
    @wev Those darned Starlings are so invasive.
    And they don't even photograph well! Stupid Eugene Schieffelin and the Shakespeare Society. (He also introduced the house sparrow)


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  2. #12
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    Re: Female Wood Duck

    @wev Ha Ha. I knew about the Starlings, but not the House Sparrows. Stupid Eugene Schieffelin, indeed.
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    Um yeahhhh, I shoot a lot of pics of my dogs.
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  3. #13
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    Re: Female Wood Duck

    Quote Originally Posted by Dawg Pics View Post
    @wev Ha Ha. I knew about the Starlings, but not the House Sparrows. Stupid Eugene Schieffelin, indeed.
    Apparently, the sparrows were his way of getting rid of the bugs eating up the imported English flowers in his garden. The introduction of non-natives to 'brighten the drab landscape and give a sense of the old world' was a thing with his set -- all with the best scientific justification, of course.
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    Nikon 35mm/1.8, Nikon 50mm/1.8
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    Re: Female Wood Duck

    Quote Originally Posted by Dawg Pics View Post
    I found a cute image of a chick jumping from a nest box.

    https://blog.nwf.org/2014/06/wood-du...y-they-bounce/
    The little ones jumping out are so cute!
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  5. #15
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    Re: Female Wood Duck

    Quote Originally Posted by hark View Post
    The little ones jumping out are so cute!
    I know, it makes me want to put a nesting box by my brother's pier, so I can stalk them and get images.
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    Um yeahhhh, I shoot a lot of pics of my dogs.
    D500 (DOB 05/26/17), D300, D80, SB-800. RIP-D100
    Sigma 150-600mm DG Contemporary, Sigma 50-150mm f2.8, Tamron 28-75mm f2.8,
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  6. #16
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    Re: Female Wood Duck

    Quote Originally Posted by Dawg Pics View Post
    I know, it makes me want to put a nesting box by my brother's pier, so I can stalk them and get images.
    That would be fun to photograph if any boats don't scare them away. I have no idea how they live or how much noise or activity they tolerate near their nests.

    I've often thought about getting a screech owl box for the same reason. Amazon has some for sale - but I'd check with local garden centers first to see if they have any. The thing is sparrows take over any bird houses. I have several of the blue bird houses that are tall and slender. Every one of them has a sparrow's nest in it making me strongly believe they'd take over a screech owl box.
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  7. #17
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    Re: Female Wood Duck

    Back in 2012 I would take the camera into the woods every morning (should do that again) and I saw movement high in the trees. When I pointed the lens at it I was floored. I knew they were called "Wood Ducks" but I never expected to see them 30-40' up.

    Female Wood Duck-jk2_9153-edit-copy.jpg

    Female Wood Duck-jk2_9161-copy.jpg

    Which reminds me - I should really go back and reprocess some of these.

  8. #18
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    Re: Female Wood Duck

    Female Wood Duck
    Quote Originally Posted by BackdoorArts View Post
    Back in 2012 I would take the camera into the woods every morning (should do that again) and I saw movement high in the trees. When I pointed the lens at it I was floored. I knew they were called "Wood Ducks" but I never expected to see them 30-40' up.

    Female Wood Duck-jk2_9153-edit-copy.jpg

    Female Wood Duck-jk2_9161-copy.jpg

    Which reminds me - I should really go back and reprocess some of these.
    I always thought wood ducks had odd shaped heads - never would have guessed this was a wood duck.

    Would you believe I had to do a forum search to find out what lens you used for this photo? How did I not know you had a 150-500mm lens? How would you rate it compared with your Sport and PF lenses?
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  9. #19
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    Re: Female Wood Duck

    I think I would be surprised to see a duck that high up.
    "Connected to the universe by way of the star-stuff within"


    Um yeahhhh, I shoot a lot of pics of my dogs.
    D500 (DOB 05/26/17), D300, D80, SB-800. RIP-D100
    Sigma 150-600mm DG Contemporary, Sigma 50-150mm f2.8, Tamron 28-75mm f2.8,
    Nikkor Nifty-Fifty.
    2 crapola tripods with 2 equally crappy heads. (Working on it

  10. #20
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    Re: Female Wood Duck

    Quote Originally Posted by hark View Post
    I always thought wood ducks had odd shaped heads - never would have guessed this was a wood duck.

    Would you believe I had to do a forum search to find out what lens you used for this photo? How did I not know you had a 150-500mm lens? How would you rate it compared with your Sport and PF lenses?
    Like Cardinals and Blue Jays, Wood Ducks have crests that they can raise and lower (you can see it on the female). Generally they'll only be displayed in the water.

    I shot with the 150-500mm for years until the 150-600mm came out. How would I rate them? You get what you pay for, I'll put it that way. The 150-500mm is gone, the 150-600mm is for sale and the 500mm ain't going nowhere.
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