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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Bird Problems

I mentioned yesterday that I went out to Macaulay Point looking for some different kinds of birds to photograph and I saw some. You can see them too in the above photo. Just look for some tiny dots about the size of a grain of sand swimming foolishly distant from the shore. Oh well, thanks to my telephoto lens I was able to get close enough at least to identify them and shoot the fuzzy photos below. Directly below are a trio of Harlequin Ducks (Histrionicus histrionicus)And below are a pair of nicely posed Bufflehead Ducks (Bucephala albeola). These ducks are much more attractive than my photos indicate - but there really is a problem getting close enough to them. More patience required! They are a delight to watch diving and popping up like little balls.


JoJo said...

Such beautiful ducks!

Kcalpesh said...

Feel like sitting for hours at such places and admire the beauty of nature

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» had not seen these varieties of ducks until your photos.

The sky in the first image is brooding - was a storm in the making?

Dean Lewis said...

The challenges of getting close-ups of wildlife is one reason that nature photography is such a gratifying form of 'hunting'.
Constructed blinds are often used with great results.
Have you considered dressing like a tree? :)