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    Re: Green Winged Teal

    What a beautiful bird. Shot 2 in particular is lovely.

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    Fantastic images!!! Bravo.

    This white border however really annoys me and distracts my eye. Consider turning it black.

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    Re: Green Winged Teal

    Quote Originally Posted by MilT0s View Post
    Fantastic images!!! Bravo.

    This white border however really annoys me and distracts my eye. Consider turning it black.
    Thanks for the feedback.
    I like the border. Cheers

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    hi Monte,
    I like both shots, but particularly #1. He has a beautiful profile, and the light coming from in front brings out the iridescent colours behind his eye. He appears very still (no wake behind), and is looking nicely into the space to the right. The fine herringbone pattern on his wing appears quite clear and his slightly out of focus rump keeps the attention on his more pleasing attributes. Would you mind sharing settings, and details of any post processing?
    - Noel

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    Re: Green Winged Teal

    Beautiful shots.

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    Re: Green Winged Teal

    Quote Originally Posted by casper View Post
    hi Monte,
    I like both shots, but particularly #1. He has a beautiful profile, and the light coming from in front brings out the iridescent colours behind his eye. He appears very still (no wake behind), and is looking nicely into the space to the right. The fine herringbone pattern on his wing appears quite clear and his slightly out of focus rump keeps the attention on his more pleasing attributes. Would you mind sharing settings, and details of any post processing?
    - Noel
    Thank you for the comments.

    Nikon D4 with 600mm f/4 handheld from Kayak

    1/1600
    f/4
    ISO 200

    Very little PP.
    RAW file processed in LightRoom. Slight sharpening applied and cropped to create a more pleasing composition.

    Here is another angle

    Green Winged Teal

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    Re: Green Winged Teal

    All awesome shots. Nicely done.

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    Re: Green Winged Teal

    Quote Originally Posted by NorthernFocus View Post
    All awesome shots.
    Nothing I can add to that.

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    Re: Green Winged Teal

    Stunning! The green background colour complements this bird perfectly.

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    Really awesome shots! I shall vote for 1st one. Excellent clarity and details!

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    Re: Green Winged Teal

    Monte, all nice.

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    Re: Green Winged Teal

    Beautiful! Envy the big lens.

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    Re: Green Winged Teal

    I like them Monte, as Bud said... I envy the big lens.

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    Re: Green Winged Teal

    Great shots. The GWT is very difficult to shoot. I've been trying to get a good photo for years. Great job. Well done!!

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    Re: Green Winged Teal

    Love that duck! all 3

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    Re: Green Winged Teal

    Quote Originally Posted by Stinky View Post
    Great shots. The GWT is very difficult to shoot. I've been trying to get a good photo for years. Great job. Well done!!
    That's where the kayak really helps. I was able to drift up close to it and combined with the 600 you can get shots otherwise probably not possible. I was well beyond the birds comfort zone.

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