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Mike Bons
03-29-2013, 12:55 PM
I was back at Presquile Provincial Park a couple days ago to try and get a few Redheads shots and if I was really lucky a Canvasback. Well, I didn't get the Can shot but I did get a few Redheads, Ringers, and a Hooded Merganser. That may have been the last day of shooting there however as the vast majority of birds seem to have moved on with the full moon.

Redheads

1. I wish the one drake wasn't partially covered by the hen, but its the best flock shot I got.

http://mikebons.zenfolio.com/img/s2/v70/p1506175896-4.jpg

2. Drake Landing.

http://mikebons.zenfolio.com/img/s8/v80/p1506173136-4.jpg

3. Drake

http://mikebons.zenfolio.com/img/s9/v86/p1506174934-4.jpg

Ringers

4. Drake Ringer Landing

http://mikebons.zenfolio.com/img/s8/v84/p1506171996-4.jpg

5. Some neat lighting.

http://mikebons.zenfolio.com/img/s9/v90/p1506165750-4.jpg

6. Drake Flyby

http://mikebons.zenfolio.com/img/s2/v71/p1506168664-4.jpg

7. Flock of Ringers.

http://mikebons.zenfolio.com/img/s2/v72/p1506168810-4.jpg

Drake Hooded Merganser

8. http://mikebons.zenfolio.com/img/s8/v74/p1506158154-4.jpg

Hillbillygirl
03-30-2013, 05:15 AM
Hard to pick a fav out of all these. They are all captured so well Mike. Very nice sharp detail with a beautiful smooth background, really makes them pop. Maybe lean towards the Ringer flock coming in, and that Hoodie flaring is just a perfectly timed capture.

Lungelarry
03-30-2013, 07:33 PM
All great shotrs,but #7 best for me.......

Marko
03-31-2013, 10:52 AM
very well done set Mike! Very hard to pick a fave here for me...maybe 5 and 8.

Mike Bons
03-31-2013, 12:25 PM
Thanks HBG, Lungelarry, and Marko! I'm glad you all like different images. HBG, I wish I could have got a little tighter shot of that hoodie but feel fortunate to have got a shot at all. When he was coming in I wasn't going to push the shutter as he was further out and I already had numerous images of redheads and ringers, and I just assumed it was another one of them. Thankfully I pressed the shutter at the same time he flared and gave a pretty dramatic pose for my first ever hooded merganser image.

ewaizel
04-03-2013, 02:16 AM
All of them excellent. I like the flight formation in #1.