BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

STOPS ALONG THE WAY

NO TWO DAYS ALIKE (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

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When I set up my gear that morning I was hoping to take some photographs of hooded mergansers I had seen the day before. They usually remain just out of range of my favoured lens, so I had my 300mm lens with me instead. There were no mergansers that day but I did come across these wood ducks along the lakefront. I couldn’t move back far enough to capture the entire bird so I took portrait shots instead. No two days in photography are the same. There are disappointments sometimes, but I know before too long something else will strike me and I’m off…

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32 thoughts on “NO TWO DAYS ALIKE (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

  1. Their eyes really draw you in with the portrait shots. Love these 🙂

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  2. They are lovely head shots with wonderful feather detail. The most interesting shots are often not what we thought we would see! Maybe the Mergansers will be there next time.

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  3. Wood ducks, I rarely see them. Very nice shots.

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  4. How terrible for you to be stuck only getting closeups of wood ducks! 😉

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  5. A handsome pair. I love close-ups!

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  6. These are such lovely shots, Belinda! I love the close-ups! Indeed, no two days are the same, but I guess that’s what makes photography so interesting and exciting.

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  7. Wonderful portraits, especially enjoyed that second shot!

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  8. So beautiful! 🙂 My brother-in-law shoots them with guns. Your way of shooting them is so much better (and compassionate)!

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  9. Such sweet faces! Mine won’t even let me get ‘close’ with the 600mm! Well done, Belinda.

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  10. You’ve captured the essence of birding, too, Belinda. We take what we get and there is always something of beauty or interest. And to get wood ducks instead of mergansers…wow, what a lake.

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  11. Oh my gosh – that red eye is amazing!

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  12. These are BEAUTIFUL portraits!

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  13. Those are amazing! Who says you always have to get the whole body into the picture?!

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