View Full Version : Divers at Prequile

Mike Bons
03-16-2013, 10:25 AM
I spent the other day at Presquile Provincial Park photographing ducks. What a contrast in temps compared to last year when it was +20c. The daytime high was -3c with winds at 35km/h and gusting to 55km/h.
As well, this weekend is the annual Waterfowl Festival at Presquile and there is quite a few duck there although I would suspect that there will be more in a couple weeks. I had hoped to get some decnt Redhead and Canvasback pics but the weather and Lake conditions didn't make that accessible.

However the usual suspects did show up.









Mike Bons
03-16-2013, 10:25 AM




03-16-2013, 12:23 PM
I never tire of these Mike - another excellent set!

Just curious do you use continuous autofocus?

03-16-2013, 05:06 PM
Great set of pics.........

Mike Bons
03-16-2013, 05:37 PM
I never tire of these Mike - another excellent set!

Just curious do you use continuous autofocus?

Thanks Marko! For this kind of stuff I always use Continuous (Canons AI Servo). The Canon 7D has a number of AF settings that I have been playing with trying to get more consistent results.

03-16-2013, 06:34 PM
Such great eye detail ....great captures!

Mad Aussie
03-18-2013, 04:25 PM
Excellent set ... love the "landing gear down and locked" shots

Mike Bons
03-18-2013, 08:02 PM
Thanks everyone for your comments they are much appreciated. I wasn't originally going to process this images because I was disppointed that I had cut off his back end. However after looking at the image again, there were a few things that I did like about it so I decided to put the effort into processing and posting it. Hope you like it.


03-19-2013, 02:17 AM
excellent series! I appreciate the sharpness very much!

Mad Aussie
03-19-2013, 03:58 AM
Oh hell yeh ... I can see why you wanted to use this last one. Were it me ... I'd crop it in closer so the bit that's missing doesn't look like an accident.

03-19-2013, 10:45 PM
Excellent. Do you mind sharing what lens type you used?

Mike Bons
03-20-2013, 10:24 AM
Excellent. Do you mind sharing what lens type you used?

Thanks. It's a Canon 400mm F/5.6. It works great for BIF in good light.

03-23-2013, 05:23 AM
Awesome series Mike. Always love seeing the Long-tails. Such a beautiful waterfowl, and that incoming Scoter is also a fav for me.

We did get to see one up here last year. Nothing like the thousands strong flocks floating in Lake Ontario, thats for sure.

03-24-2013, 11:03 PM
What a wonderful waterfowl whead (I mean thread!) Hehehehehe. :)

Seriously, though, a very nice set. Too hard to pick a favourite. Very well done.