Flighty Ducks

Dennis Plank and I went out yesterday morning with the intent of shooting Red Winged Blackbirds and found numerous targets at a local

wetlands. Early in the morning there were quite a few Wood Ducks and Mallards going about their routine. This wetlands area is approximately 5 acres of natural freshwater and associated plant life. A very nice place for some species and rarely visited by others. These two Mallards were moderately far away. This image is 10% of full frame at iso-800 with handheld 1200 mm full frame equivalent.

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Iso-800, 500 mm +1.4 extender, F8, 1000th, D 500, handheld, just under 10% of full frame, added canvas on the left.
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A nice capture, David. It really looks good to be 10% of the full frame. Nice how you caught them right together, and their wings are in nice position.