August 29th, 2014 – Avian Friday: Sir Woody

Summer is coming to a close and its been far too long since I’ve been out to take any new bird images. Here is a shot from this spring during a morning close encounter with a pair of Wood Ducks. These guys are fairly skittish and not very easily approachable, but in this case I’d been stationary at a spot near the water’s edge and the ducks came within a foot of my position. I actually had to wait until they moved away from me to capture this portrait of the male as they were closer than the minimum focus distance of the lens.

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Seattle, Washington ;
700mm | 1/640th Sec. @f/6.3 | ISO 1250 | Monopod

Canon 1DX+ Canon EF 500/4L IS USM vI + EF 1.4X Rear Adapter

Processed using LR5/CC/ Nik Suite .

To see a larger version please click on the image.

Feel free to comment below if you like what you see or have any other observations.

Thanks for stopping by,

JayT

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