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Pochards and a Tufted Duck in Race

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I went out today to look for something to shoot.  No, nothing. I decided to take a pic from roughly one year ago. Suomenoja, Espoo, Finland.

7 responses

  1. avian101

    So,who won? 🙂 Good shot Risto. I’m sorry that you have no subjects to shoot! 😦

    May 5, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    • Risto

      Thanks for your nice comment. i’m a fly fisherman, too. Usually I say, that it is just normal, that you do not get any fish. But when you grab your camera, you will always get pics. Not this time.

      May 5, 2012 at 6:27 pm

      • avian101

        That’s what they call “Murphy’s Law” 🙂

        May 5, 2012 at 7:11 pm

  2. Great photo !! I really like it!

    May 5, 2012 at 8:19 pm

  3. Wonderful shot. Love the DOF!

    May 6, 2012 at 9:52 pm

  4. This is a really nice shot. It’s hard to catch ducks taking off. I have been casually photographing them for many years and don’t have anything as spectacular as your shot.

    May 9, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    • Risto

      We have a small pond, little more than half kilometer wide, where these ducks either stay for a while or nest. There is a fairly big black-headed gull colony protecting ducks. There is rather easy to shoot these birds.

      May 9, 2012 at 3:38 pm

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