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    Aye Mates,
    The Wood Duck is amongst my most favorite puddle duck species. I was fortunate in finding the opportunity to photograph this bonded pair earlier this evening.


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    It is rare to see a Wood Duck in the open on dry land in relaxed poses. To see a pair, such as this one, in that setting and light is just amazing! -Paul
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    Quote Originally Posted by paul young View Post
    It is rare to see a Wood Duck in the open on dry land in relaxed poses. To see a pair, such as this one, in that setting and light is just amazing! -Paul
    Paul,
    As you know, stealth was an important skill during my earlier career, and I became quite proficient in that regard. The "dry land" you make reference to is not quite as dry as it may appear in these images and was quite saturated with standing surface water scattered about. The birds were not too distant to a small pond which can be seen in the background and I watched as they eventually slinked away into its waters, their distinct call becoming increasingly faint as the distance betwixt us widened. I shot this at about 6:30 last evening with a su low to the horizon and at my back. I could not have asked for better lighting.

    My best to yourself and Susan. 👍

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    Stunning. Just stunning.
    Nate Baxter, DVM
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    great shots , love some ol wood ducks
    Mike Boles

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    Quote Originally Posted by NateB View Post
    Stunning. Just stunning.
    Doc,
    Thank ye most kindly.

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