Sunday, April 18, 2010

WOOD DUCKS

Yesterday,April 17,Jake and I spent the day in Winnipeg.
Together we took over 500 pictures,it was a great day.
The highlight was the Wood Ducks at St.Vital Park.
The small pond had at least 8 pair of Woodies on it,and maybe more,
and since these birds,although,wild,are used to humans,photography was excellent.
All images were taken at 400mm and have not been cropped.
Only slight adjustments to lighting has been done.
The above photo shows the Wood Duck pair coming out of the water,to eat some grass.
Mr. and Mrs. Woodie.
Are they not just the most handsome couple?
Each time I look at these pictures I smile,these ducks are so beautiful.

This is only a few of my many pictures of these birds.
I hope you have enjoyed my Wood Ducks as much as I do.
The other birds willing to pose were the Ring-billed Gulls,
but that is another post.

COME AND SEE THE WORKS OF THE LORD.
PSALM 46:8

28 comments:

  1. Great shots. We see Woodies sometimes here in Cache Valley but not very often. It is nice when we happen on to them and you are right, they are beautiful.

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  2. Beautiful! Your pictures of the ducks make me smile, too! Our Awesome Creator is a Master Artist!

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  3. These shots are beautiful, Ruth. These are the most beautiful creatures. Thanks for sharing. diane

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  4. Sounds like George and me, Ruth... We take about that many pictures too when we go somewhere... Wish the four of us could get together sometime.

    Your duck pictures are GREAT... I love the Wood Ducks. They are so colorful. Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  5. Wow, Ruth! These are stunning pictures! Absolutely gorgeous!

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  6. Thanks Ruth and Jake for these excellent photos of these magnificent ducks! Beautiful!

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  7. Oh wow, those ducks are beautiful Very special ones too.

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  8. Wonderful, wonderful shots, but I especially like the middle shot with the reflection. What a great day you must have had.

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  9. Those are shots to be proud of. I have no photos anywhere near that good of the woodies. They were the first duck I encountered as a youth growing up beside a backwoods stream and I still think they are the most beautiful duck in our area.

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  10. I am always happy to find these ducks, which isn't very often. Even the female has an attractive appearance. Beautiful set of pictures.

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  11. Oh yes, Ruth! The woodies are just the most beautiful ducks and you sure made some beautiful pictures of them! I'm glad you had such a great photo day!

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  12. Thses are such glorious photos. I love getting a chance to photograph these ducks. I think the femsle's white eyes are amazing and so beautiful. What a wonderful mix of colour and design the male exhibits! Great pictures. Ann You must absolutely love your new lens. I love the results you are getting.

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  13. Those are amazing birds and the photo's are so crisp and clear - very very nice.
    When i read "wood ducks" I am such a newbie - I thought, "Does she mean those are wooden ducks - they could be they are so colorful and interesting looking." But I looked and read again I realized they are alive.

    Love the pictures!

    We are on spring break this week. So thankful for a bit of extra time to catch up on some blogging. I've been remiss lately - school has become so busy!

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  14. They are truly beautiful! God does know his stuff, doesn't He?

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  15. Ruth: I think that is the most beautiful buck. I've never gotten a close shot of one. Great reflection of the male.

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  16. Excellent shots of the Wood Ducks! I love the beautiful colors God gave them. Thanks!

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  17. Absolutely beautiful pictures. Wood ducks are always fun particularly when you can get close.

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  18. I think they're beautiful too. The first time I saw one for myself I was blown away. They're just amazing to look at! Great shots.

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  19. I think these are just beautiful ducks, Ruth. 500 pictures? That's even more than I used to take in one day. LOL

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  20. This is my first visit to your blog (via a link at Saskatchewan Birds, Nature and Scenery). I will surely be returning often. Thanks for sharing your photos.

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  21. These wood ducks are gorgeous! Your photos are absolutely wonderful. I look forward to seeing more.

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  22. They are beautiful. They've got all the colors of the rainbow in their feathers!

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  23. They are so beautiful! Wonderful shots, especially the reflection!

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  24. They areefinitely worth smiling sbout. I had to come back for a second look! F. Ann

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  25. Hi Ruth i am new here, just followed your comment in Riet's blog. I am glad i wandered here, as your photos of the ducks look like paintings, very clear and very detailed. How i wish i have those 400mm also. We have birds also in our property but eludes my small lens, hehe. I blog for tropical plants and perennial blooms. thank you.

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  26. Outstanding captures! No wonder you smile every time you look at them.:)

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