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squirl033
01-24-2010, 03:53 PM
caught these female common mergansers on a log along the shore of a lake just before dawn. i was on vacation in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho, and found myself up before the sun most mornings with nothing much to do except walk along the shore and take photos! :shrug: ;) poor, poor, pitiful me... :p

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v301/squirl033/standingguard_filtered.jpg

Bambi
01-24-2010, 04:25 PM
nice!!! I saw one of those today but it was too far away to capture.

Mad Aussie
01-24-2010, 04:31 PM
nice!!! I saw one of those today but it was too far away to capture.
Then take a photo and leave the poor bird alone! :headslap: ;)

Nice shot Squirl!

Bambi
01-24-2010, 04:57 PM
Then take a photo and leave the poor bird alone! :headslap: ;)

Nice shot Squirl!


I'd love to but I need a different lens! any suggestions? Or perhaps a net would be cheaper! :p

JAS_Photo
01-24-2010, 07:12 PM
Ha! Punk rock ducks with orange Doc Martens! Nice capture, Rocky. :)

squirl033
01-24-2010, 07:24 PM
I'd love to but I need a different lens! any suggestions? Or perhaps a net would be cheaper! :p

Bambi, i shot this with a Sigma 80-400. they don't make that one anymore, and now i use a Canon 100-400L, but anything in that focal range would be a good choice...

Mad Aussie
01-24-2010, 08:05 PM
Anything in that focal range WITH image stabilization would be a good choice ;)

squirl033
01-24-2010, 08:33 PM
Anything in that focal range WITH image stabilization would be a good choice ;)

ah.. yes... definitely! :thumbup:

edG
01-24-2010, 10:28 PM
works for me!