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psf914 Registered since 11th Oct 2007Sun 13-Jan-13 11:35 PM
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"Unique Asian Visitors"


Traverse City, US
          

Here's something you don't see floating around the waters of the United States too often. This is a pair of Red Crested Pochards, common to southern Europe and Central Asia but not Utah. They are part of a large collection of waterfowl from around the world cared for by a private property owner in a small town south of here. The water is a spring fed pond and home to at least 2 dozen varieties of waterfowl including many indigenous to the U.S. The owner invited me to return later in the winter. I'm planning to take a large memory card and burn up lots of room on it.

D800E Nikon 300mm 2.8 heavy overcast skies this morning and shooting into the wrong direction but sun was high enough and buried beneath heavy clouds.


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coolmom42 Silver Member Awarded for her enthusiastic support of the community and exemplifying the Nikonian mission “Share, Learn and Inspire” Nikonian since 30th Nov 2011Mon 14-Jan-13 12:15 AM
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McEwen, US
          

What lovely birds! The colors are definitely eye-catching!

That is a great opportunity, for sure.

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psf914 Registered since 11th Oct 2007Mon 14-Jan-13 04:15 PM
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Traverse City, US
          

Hi Diane

They are pretty cool looking birds.. and so many more that I haven't seen before in this gentlemans collection. I shot a series here Sunday morning in tough light but they look good enough to post.. I'll work on them this week and post in the wildlife forum.

Peter

  

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A very nice find indeed...



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psf914 Registered since 11th Oct 2007Mon 14-Jan-13 04:17 PM
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Traverse City, US
          

Hey Preston

I was just driving around looking for open water when I drove past this pond. Now that I've made contact with the property owner I can get back when the light is better and get some really nice closeups. Among others here are Pintails, Wood Ducks and Ring Necks .. so lots of good photo ops.

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Very cool subjects Peter! Great shot!

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psf914 Registered since 11th Oct 2007Mon 14-Jan-13 04:19 PM
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Traverse City, US
          

Thanks Vaughn

I'll have a nice collection for the library that's for sure. The owner told me to plan a trip in the spring when all the chicks are swimming around...something to look forward to. But at least one more trip this winter to get some good closeups for detail.

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Peter

  

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Cool looking birds, love their bill colouring. Looks like you may have some great shots coming up. I assume the spring keeps the pond ice free in the winter?

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psf914 Registered since 11th Oct 2007Mon 14-Jan-13 10:50 PM
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Traverse City, US
          

Thats right Richard

Looks like it flows into a small stream as well coming off the property. The owner told me the only problem he has is keeping the owls from taking some of his birds. I saw a hawk perching on the property but the owner says they don't bother the waterfowl. I'd like to get back next month later in the day when the sun is in a better position. Looking forward to that.

Peter

  

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