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.
Canon 1DX+ Canon EF 500/4L IS USM vI + EF 1.4X Rear Adapter
Processed using LR5/CC/ Nik Suite .
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