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    Ducks in the Pond.

    We were able to visit San Antonio, TX again this weekend. This time we visited the San Antonio Zoo. I had a blast! Took almost 10GB of shots that filled 2 4GB and 1 2GB CF cards. Luckily my kid brought along his Macbook so I was able to transfer the files at night to free up my cards for the next day. Here's one of the good shots that I was able to get. I had lots of throw-aways. Poor lighting, birds won't cooperate, lots of bystanders, too many sexy girls that distracts my attention Just kidding.

    If somebody could ID this bird for me I would be very glad. My fault, I just took pictures without taking some shots of the tag board of the birds. I'm thinking of the precious memory space rather than ID'ing the birds first.

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    Ducks in the Pond.

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    Nikon D70, Nikon 18-70mm lens at 70mm, Exposure at ISO 200, f4.5 at 1/640 second, Matrix Metering in Aperture Priority Mode, Color processed in Lightroom 3.
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    Re: Ducks in the Pond.

    I'm not sure but I think you may have a goose on your hands. Chinese Swan Goose? Nice shots as always.

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    Re: Ducks in the Pond.

    Quote Originally Posted by KTHXBAI View Post
    I'm not sure but I think you may have a goose on your hands. Chinese Swan Goose? Nice shots as always.
    I'm dumb when it comes to ID'ing birds, Michael.

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    Re: Ducks in the Pond.

    Nice photo, Jiro. Sorry, I am no help with ID of the birds, but the SA zoo keeps a list of its birds at

    http://www.sazoo-aq.org/animalexhibits/birds.html. One option is to search for photos of the birds listed there and look for a match with yours But, if I were you I would first try to contact them for help, the zoo, not the ducks:P

    Glad to have you back from the zoo,

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    Re: Ducks in the Pond.

    Great focus and definition..that's got to be the cleanest water I've ever seen in a zoo.

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    Re: Ducks in the Pond.

    Quote Originally Posted by MiniChris View Post
    Great focus and definition..that's got to be the cleanest water I've ever seen in a zoo.
    Thanks, Chris. I applied some water filtration system courtesy of Lightroom 3 Chemicals Corporation. Actually it was really clean when we visited the zoo. I only cloned out some floating debris to make the shot look clearer.

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    Re: Ducks in the Pond.

    Quote Originally Posted by abhi View Post
    Nice photo, Jiro. Sorry, I am no help with ID of the birds, but the SA zoo keeps a list of its birds at

    http://www.sazoo-aq.org/animalexhibits/birds.html. One option is to search for photos of the birds listed there and look for a match with yours But, if I were you I would first try to contact them for help, the zoo, not the ducks:P

    Glad to have you back from the zoo,
    Thanks, Abhi. I might call them up this coming week to ask for some help ID'ing this one. Thanks!
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    Re: Ducks in the Pond.

    Great shot. I am real glad you were able to have good time with family and pursue photography too. win win .

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    Re: Ducks in the Pond.

    Quote Originally Posted by jamn4ex View Post
    Great shot. I am real glad you were able to have good time with family and pursue photography too. win win .
    Thanks, James. We have a simple arrangement: They go to wherever they want to go while I go separate and take my shots. When I got hungry... I have to buy my own food 'coz I did not go around with them. Simple, Isn't it?

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