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    Last Saturday (1-27-18) a flock of Canada geese landed at the marsh while I was out photographing.

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    With the right cropping, the marsh looks like it is in the middle of nowhere.
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    There is an old phrase, "That's just ducky." I don't know what it means, but the last day of January was literally "just ducky."

    Surf scoters off the fishing pier.
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    This immature male flew a short distance, then landed. Due to the poor light I was shooting at 1/500, which was not enough to freeze the wings and splashing water.
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    The scoters pick off mussels that are embedded in the barnacles that are attached to the supports of the pier.
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    Bill Anderson; Edmonds (near Seattle), WA.

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    More ducks.

    Red-breasted mergansers off Olympic Beach.
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    A female hooded merganser at the marsh.
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    It was getting very dark by the time I got to Pine Ridge Park, where several species of ducks were in the large pond.

    Wood ducks
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    Ring-necked duck
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    Green-winged teal
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    Northern shovelers
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    The dunlin were still present at Marina Beach Park Friday afternoon (2-2-18). This time I shot at f/16 to avoid depth of field problems.

    One group was hunkered down inside the marina.
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    While another group was on the beach.
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    Between the two groups was a baby seal.
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    An eagle flew overhead......
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    which put the two groups to flight.
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    More flight shots. I really must get the sensor cleaned if I am going to shoot with such small aperture settings.

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    Nice Dunlin shots, Bill. I like the patterns.

    Terry

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    I have concluded that dunlin are more photogenic in the sunshine.
    Bill Anderson; Edmonds (near Seattle), WA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Anderson View Post
    More flight shots. I really must get the sensor cleaned if I am going to shoot with such small aperture settings.
    I just found out Tuesday that Kenmore Camera does sensor cleanings. I left the 1Dx there and will start cycling my others cameras through after it is cleaned. The sensor of the 1Dx was dirty from its years of service at the Seattle Times. The sensors of my other cameras need cleaning once every 2-3 years.
    Bill Anderson; Edmonds (near Seattle), WA.

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    Thursday afternoon (2-8-18) I was going stir crazy, so I went out despite the rain, gloom, and doom.

    Herons were leaving the marsh and the adjacent Unocal grounds and headed towards the marina.
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    This one circled the marsh before heading out.
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    One of the Pt. Edwards eagles took no notice of the evacuation.
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    I suspect the herons are trying take advantage of the afternoon low tide to get in some late beach combing before dark, like this one I found at Brackett's Landing North.
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    Last edited by Bill Anderson; 02-09-2018 at 10:10 AM.
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