More Wood Ducks in a Row – 2 Shot Panorama

It was a slow day at the Celery Farm Natural Area with little light and little activity going on except for a few Canada Geese. While waiting for something to happen, this group of Wood Ducks swam by in front of us. It was too long a group for one shot, so I quickly shot 2 photos to capture the whole group. This group was larger than the group last week with 22 Wood Ducks. I don’t think this was all from one family. I blended the two shots in Photoshop with an opaque feathered mask and lined up the groups. There was a smaller group also, which seemed to come upon another snapping turtle, scooting off quickly and getting away.

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Small Group of Wood Ducks. Canon EOS MkIV, Canon 400mm f/4 DO lens, Canon Series III 1.4X Teleconverter, f/8, 1/160 sec., +1 exposure compensation, Fill Flash w/ Canon 600ex-rt with a +2 stop exp. comp because of distance, with Better Beamer Flash Extender, ISO 640.

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Small Group of Wood Ducks coming upon snapping turtle. Canon EOS MkIV, Canon 400mm f/4 DO lens, Canon Series III 1.4X Teleconverter, f/8, 1/400 sec., +0.67 exposure compensation, Fill Flash w/ Canon 600ex-rt with a +2 stop exp. comp because of distance, with Better Beamer Flash Extender, ISO 640.

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Wood Duck swimming away from a snapping turtle. Canon EOS MkIV, Canon 400mm f/4 DO lens, Canon Series III 1.4X Teleconverter, f/8, 1/400 sec., +0.67 exposure compensation, Fill Flash w/ Canon 600ex-rt with a +2 stop exp. comp because of distance, with Better Beamer Flash Extender, ISO 640.

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