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Uploaded 13-Sep-09
Taken 12-Jan-08


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Category:Animals
Subcategory:Birds
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Keywords:duck, wood duck
Photo Info

Dimensions1285 x 1927
Original file size1.02 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken12-Jan-08 08:39
Date modified13-Jun-13 14:02
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 40D
Focal length700 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.7
Exposure1/100 at f/8
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias-1/3 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 400
Metering modePattern
Wood Ducks

Wood Ducks

These ducks are shy and hard to approach, so I moved in very slowly, staying in a low crouch or on my knees with my tripod. It took nearly an hour to move the last 50 feet to the edge of this small lake in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The unusual background is a reflection on the water's surface from brightly lit foliage on the opposite shore.