January 27th, 2011: Green-winged Teal
Here’s another image from the archives since I haven’t had much opportunity to get back out into the field lately. As typical with most of my images of waterfowl, I try to get an at water level perspective for a more intimate view of the bird. Though this is not always easy to do without spooking the birds, a long telephoto lens help compress the perspective when you can’t get right down at water level. The shot of the Green-winged Teals was taken at Magnuson Park at Sand Point in Seattle. The more colorful male is in the foreground.
Canon 1D Mark III+ Canon EF 500/4L IS USM + EF 1.4X Rear Extender
Processed with Lightroom 3, Photomatix Pro, Photoshop CS5, onOne Perfect Effects.
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