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Re: Da duck O' the day - post your duck photos here!

Postby maxjj » Sun May 12, 2013 11:11 am

not really a duck, juvenile dabchick or Australasian Grebe. Parents have flown off leaving this one to fend for itself. Taken on my parent`s dam.

I have just been enlighted, its an adult bird that has recently moulted to its non breeding plumage


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Re: Da duck O' the day - post your duck photos here!

Postby Wolfsong » Mon May 13, 2013 2:36 am

nice shot max... Im in the process of trying to get back into my flickr account so I can actually start posting pics again... yes.. the snow is actually mostly melted here now in open areas and spring activity is in full swing.
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Re: Da duck O' the day - post your duck photos here!

Postby zackiedawg » Tue May 14, 2013 7:07 pm

A few more ducks from down in Florida, the past few months...first, those taken with my DSLR (Sony A580 + Minolta 300mm F4 APO G + APO II 1.4x TC):

Here's a hybrid mottled duck - not sure what it's mixed with but it's not a normal patterned body for a mottled:
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A female blue-winged teal:
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Egyptian goose:
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A series of black bellied whistling duck flight shots:
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Mottled duck, quacking while flying:
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Mottled duck, flying towards me then by:
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And again, a few more shots taken with my mirrorless camera (NEX-5N, 55-210mm lens + 1.7x teleextender):

Two mottled ducks flying by:
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Blue-winged teal in calm water:
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Two mottled ducks cruising:
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Re: Da duck O' the day - post your duck photos here!

Postby 4xxxx » Wed May 15, 2013 12:25 am

A good capture of the flight shots Zack


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Re: Da duck O' the day - post your duck photos here!

Postby janern » Sun Jun 02, 2013 12:42 am

Common eider male

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Re: Da duck O' the day - post your duck photos here!

Postby MTK » Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:07 am

I thought: let's add some pictures to the duck thread. Here they are. Are geese allowed too? Then I have some more to add soon :).

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Re: Da duck O' the day - post your duck photos here!

Postby Wolfsong » Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:06 am

yup on the geese MTK :)
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Re: Da duck O' the day - post your duck photos here!

Postby MTK » Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:13 pm

Hope I have a bit of time to add some of those then too!
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Re: Da duck O' the day - post your duck photos here!

Postby pierovera » Thu Jul 11, 2013 5:05 pm

As I had mentioned in the "Feather Friends" thread, it's nice to see you guys have posted some great images, again, good job :)

Another old photo I had never gotten to process and upload:

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Re: Da duck O' the day - post your duck photos here!

Postby Wolfsong » Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:18 pm

that's a lot of ducks pierovera :D
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Re: Da duck O' the day - post your duck photos here!

Postby pierovera » Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:33 pm

Not sure if I had shared this one already, but here's the other half. I just love ducks :D

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Re: Da duck O' the day - post your duck photos here!

Postby zackiedawg » Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:53 pm

That is a LOT of black-bellied whistlers! We get them in smaller numbers up here in Florida...but Mexico has many many more than we do!

Here are some more ducks from my area...including some of those black-bellied whistling ducks:

Whistler flying towards me:
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Another black-bellied whistler flying by:
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One bathing:
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A quiet lonely one sitting in the still waters:
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Wet mottled duck:
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Baby mottled duckling:
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Another little duckling:
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Black-bellied whistling duck:
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Re: Da duck O' the day - post your duck photos here!

Postby pierovera » Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:01 pm

Great shots! The duckling shots are pretty nice, good job :)
zackiedawg wrote:We get them in smaller numbers up here in Florida...but Mexico has many many more than we do!


Not quite. I photograhed these ducks on San Antonio, Texas. We don't seem to get anything here in Mexico City other than pigeons and some little brown birds that are easily scared, and with an 18-55mm, I can't quite get them. There are of course some natural reserves and stuff, but no ducks near me unfortunately :(

Anyways, most duck shots I have are from that place in San Antonio, it's a small pond surrounded by trees that is adjacent to a house I have there, and ducks really seem to like going there. Though I have no idea where they come from, some years ago, before there were more buildings nearby, we used to get even deer in there and I used to spend a lot of time watching them come and go, they seemed to love coming back to that pond though.

Honestly, I don't know if they are native in there or if they are brought from somewhere else and they just like going there, but they live on their own, really no one is taking care of them for all I know.
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Re: Da duck O' the day - post your duck photos here!

Postby zackiedawg » Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:39 pm

The black bellied whistlers are native to Mexico and some of the Caribbean - I think Mexico City is too central and too high elevation for them - but I've been to Yucatan and they have thousands of them there, as well as down into Belize. I've seen them in Veracruz, Merida, Cancun, Costa Maya, and as far south as Costa Rica. They do commonly reach to Florida, mostly in the south, and Texas, along the south central area and to the east coast. San Antonio is within their range. I think they get into a few other states along the gulf coast, but that's about the limit of their range.
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Re: Da duck O' the day - post your duck photos here!

Postby Wolfsong » Sat Jul 20, 2013 3:25 am

awesome as always zack. The spotted skunk encounter you mentioned in the other post must have been really cool and even a blurry image is better than no image at all :D

After reading this forum I came the shocking realisation that I have not taken a pic of a Saskatchewan duck yet this year.... I think I need to change that soon.
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