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Jim Pearce Silver Member  Grimsby, CA  Nikonian since 02nd Mar 2004 Sat 02-Mar-13 02:28 AM
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"a dull day on Burlington Bay..."



Really brought out the blues in the wood duck. The trumpeter swans were trumpeting, and the coots as crazy as ever. D300s w/ 300 f2.8 VR, f5.6 ISO 250

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Dubes Silver Member Awarded for his high level of achievement and willingness to help others – most notably in wildlife photography. Laureate Ribbon awarded as a Winner in a Nikonians Best of Images Annual Photo Contest   Mississauga, CA  Nikonian since 16th Jun 2007 Sat 02-Mar-13 03:37 PM
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An "in-your-face-shot" of the swan Jim! Nicely executed.

You can really see how the light tones down the harshness contrast and also the saturation in the Wood Duck. Really like the face-on / 3/4 view of the duck, nice range of tones show through.

Great shot of the coot as well. Love the texture on its flanks and the defracted view of its foot in the water (surface of which also looks soft but steely).

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Jim Pearce Silver Member  Grimsby, CA  Nikonian since 02nd Mar 2004 Sun 03-Mar-13 03:16 AM
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I was particularly pleased with the coot shot: Likely the first time I've felt I've captured all of the DR and detail in this difficult bird.

Jim

  

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AartPapaya Silver Member  Hectorspruit, ZA  Nikonian since 21st Oct 2011 Sun 03-Mar-13 05:21 AM
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The "coot", never heard of it before, is my favorite shot. I have never seen water like this, it is obvious crystal clear and flowing fast? The crispness of the whole bird, the little droplet on the beak, reflected in the water makes it very special. The water in the background round it of superbly. If this were mine I would framed it in a very prominent place.

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Jim Pearce Silver Member  Grimsby, CA  Nikonian since 02nd Mar 2004 Sun 03-Mar-13 11:36 PM
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The american coot is a very common member of the rail family, related to moorhens. The shot was taken on Burlington Bay at the western tip of Lake Ontario.

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cockers Silver Member  Plover, US  Nikonian since 25th May 2006 Sun 03-Mar-13 09:50 AM
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Beautiful images Jim!

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Scotty45 Silver Member  AU  Nikonian since 20th Mar 2010 Sun 03-Mar-13 09:51 AM
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All nice shots Jim. #3 would be my pick of them.....Scotty.

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Jim Pearce Silver Member  Grimsby, CA  Nikonian since 02nd Mar 2004 Sun 03-Mar-13 11:40 PM
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The dull light really "opened up" the colours and feather structure on the wood duck's back.

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niknac37 Silver Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014   Mysore, IN  Nikonian since 03rd Dec 2007 Sun 03-Mar-13 12:23 PM
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Difficult to choose the best but my fav is no 1, the bird shows off all its colours and nice patterns. TFS

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Tallow Silver Member  Niagara-on-the-Lake, CA  Nikonian since 07th Apr 2009 Sun 03-Mar-13 08:04 PM
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they are all fantastic shots Jim. I do like the swan shot the best though.. Have you noticed the wood duck rarely opens his left eye? I have a couple hundred images and not of them have the left eye open. Either he was winking at me or there is something wrong. That aside, he is a beautiful bird

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Jim Pearce Silver Member  Grimsby, CA  Nikonian since 02nd Mar 2004 Sun 03-Mar-13 11:42 PM
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I think he took a peck in the eye from one of the mallards Saturday morning. I noticed he was less aggressive too.

Jim

  

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STAN__LEE Gold Member Donor Ribbon Awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014   ROSEVILLE, US  Charter Member Sun 03-Mar-13 09:38 PM
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Wonderful shot of the Coot, Jim.

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Jim Pearce Silver Member  Grimsby, CA  Nikonian since 02nd Mar 2004 Sun 03-Mar-13 11:43 PM
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Always a challenging bird to photograph.

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Ned_L Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, especially Travel Photography   Philadelphia, US  Charter Member Sun 03-Mar-13 10:35 PM
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Marvelous composition and detail in the series. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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Jim Pearce Silver Member  Grimsby, CA  Nikonian since 02nd Mar 2004 Sun 03-Mar-13 11:47 PM
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It was perfect light for detail, and it's hard to beat a 300 f2.8 VR at close range.

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Ned_L Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, especially Travel Photography   Philadelphia, US  Charter Member Mon 04-Mar-13 01:20 AM
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It is a wonderful lens Jim, and the light does look like it was ideal, but don't kid yourself...you had to be "on the ball" to get those images.

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ehall Silver Member  South Orange, US  Nikonian since 12th Nov 2012 Mon 04-Mar-13 07:28 AM
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Beautiful work, thanks for sharing.
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slopoki1 Silver Member Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest   Homestead, US  Nikonian since 13th Jun 2012 Mon 04-Mar-13 10:31 PM
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Nice set Jim. Great detail.
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Jim Pearce Silver Member  Grimsby, CA  Nikonian since 02nd Mar 2004 Tue 05-Mar-13 01:11 AM
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Unfortunately Rick, here in Ontario I don't get the opportunities with the 300mm that I'd like to!

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