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    Spring has sprung on the lake

    Stopped in at one of my regular haunts after work, catching the evening light. The colors of mid spring really set the scene apart from the norm. It was a nice break from my busy days of late. Really just sharing but any C&C is most welcome. Warning...pic heavy.....well a little.

    Spring has sprung on the lake

    Spring has sprung on the lake

    Not often the Wood Ducks colors serve as Cammo.
    Spring has sprung on the lake

    Splitz
    Spring has sprung on the lake

    Gadwall....one of the dullest colored ducks although one of the most intricate patterns. The great light falling on her allowed me to capture that detail.
    Spring has sprung on the lake

    Jumping Carp, they come into the bay to lay eggs. The males jump, bigger the splash the more attractive.....surprise surprise...lol
    Spring has sprung on the lake

    Can't forget the Beaver...one of 4 I saw that night.
    Spring has sprung on the lake

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    Re: Spring has sprung on the lake

    Quote Originally Posted by jeeperman View Post
    Really just sharing but any C&C is most welcome.
    Just a pleasure to look at.

    I do particularly like ....

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    Spring has sprung on the lake
    Wonderful clarity in the image.

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    Re: Spring has sprung on the lake

    Yes I like the beaver too !!

    Another very good set Paul.

    Dave

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    Re: Spring has sprung on the lake

    Thanks for sharing Paul, a great set and the Splitz is classic capture. All very sharp with perfect colour.

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    Re: Spring has sprung on the lake

    Thanks guys, I usually hit this spot in the morning and this time being in the evening it was a whole different area. I like the mornings but I need to do more evening visits.

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    Re: Spring has sprung on the lake

    Lovely set Paul.

    Re the Carp jumping. Hang around a bit longer, packs of males will chase the females around all hoping to be next to her when she lays her eggs, it can all be quite a spectacular sight (and sound) thrashing the water to a foam. If you fancy getting wet you can stand in the water and have them swimming through your legs. If you slap your hand on the water a few times they sometimes come and investigate.

    Typically, they are never so easy to find in the fishing season!

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    Re: Spring has sprung on the lake

    Really lovely set Paul.

    As has been said 'Splitz' is suberb and the first one has such delite colours and atmosphere.

    Great stuff.

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    Re: Spring has sprung on the lake

    I would love to have captures one of these shots, Paul. Any one would be better than what I can usually find to shoot. Another great set and not a bad one in the bunch! Funtastic!

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    Re: Spring has sprung on the lake

    I've heard complaints about digital photography being to brilliant in color, now I see the reasoning, images are sparkling and warm.

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    Re: Spring has sprung on the lake

    Hi Paul,

    The images certainly ring true to the thread title and demonstrate what a lot there was to see.

    Well done,

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    Thanks everyone, I am glad they were enjoyed.

    Andy, yes they are a hoot to watch. They have not started chasing yet but I am sure it will be soon.

    John, I agree they can be a bit on the brilliant side. It is tough though, when you get great warm evening light such as here....they can look a bit over the top even when they are a fairly good record of the actual scene.

    Dave, the title just seemed to fit the day. New life was bursting out everywhere. Glad my feeling of the set came across the way it was intended.
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    Re: Spring has sprung on the lake

    great series again paul..

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    Re: Spring has sprung on the lake

    Classic shots, well done.

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    Re: Spring has sprung on the lake

    Really really nice, Paul!! My favorite is the Cedar Waxwing.

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    Re: Spring has sprung on the lake

    Thank you Jack, Bobo and Goerge.

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    Re: Spring has sprung on the lake

    Paul I really like the carp shot!

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    Thanks James, it is my hope to catch one fully vertical and out of the water head to tail.

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    Re: Spring has sprung on the lake

    You know you have had a good day when you get 7 people all preferring 7 different pictures. Go back again tomorrow and you can release a calendar for this wetland, I'll buy the first one. I too love to shoot in the first light but these colours are brilliant and can only be seen at last light. The Wood Duck is glowing. Well done again Paul.

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    Re: Spring has sprung on the lake

    Thank you Wayne.

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    Re: Spring has sprung on the lake

    Quote Originally Posted by jeeperman View Post
    Thanks everyone, I am glad they were enjoyed.

    Andy, yes they are a hoot to watch. They have not started chasing yet but I am sure it will be soon.

    John, I agree they can be a bit on the brilliant side. It is tough though, when you get great warm evening light such as here....they can look a bit over the top even when they are a fairly good record of the actual scene.

    Dave, the title just seemed to fit the day. New life was bursting out everywhere. Glad my feeling of the set came across the way it was intended.
    Not complaining or criticizing your selection, the original commenter said it as a complaint, I take the opportunity for brilliant colors as an advantage.

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