Sunday, November 15, 2009

Wood Ducks & Mallards

Brett Colvin and I started shooting waterfowl together last year.  Since shooting with Brett he has taught me lots about shooting birds on the camera.  This morning we took off on a “recon” trip in hopes of scouting out some water and finding some of the elusive Wood Ducks Brett has seen.  The scouting trip paid off and both of us were able to add a few images to the “folio”.  I have been trying to get some clean Mallard shots and Brett was excited about seeing a few of the Wood Duck Drakes!  The highlight of the day for me was knowing that I had a shot or two at getting some of the Drake Wood Ducks in flight on the D700.  After review they did not turn out as well as I had hoped, but Brett informed me of the difficulty level of getting this one and nailing it.  The Wood Ducks are very rare to find in the rockies and photographing one in flight…

Today was a great day!  Be sure to check out Brett’s fantastic images and the Drake he captured on the camera this morning.  The detail is incredible.  So is the Nikon f/2.8 300mm Prime.  www.flytowater.com I am sure he will be posting the pics soon!  Thanks again Brett!  Here is to many more days of shooting ~Cheers!

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The one I was most excited about today...

5 comments:

Brett Colvin said...

Clean stuff Jay, the level of detail in some of those mallard shots is stunning. I also can't believe the D700's high ISO performance -- I know what a few of these were shot at and it's amazing.

Jason said...

Those are awesome pics. You really captured the beauty of those birds in your shots. Great Job.

JayMorr said...

Thanks Brett & Jason! It was a lot of fun and I learned a lot on this trip.

Amb said...

Excellent pics Jay. I love 'em!

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