Saturday, March 12, 2011

Camera Critters: More Middle Creek Waterfowl

Tundra Swan Flies Over Feeding Area
In addition to snow geese and tundra swans, a lot of other species of waterfowl also pass through Middle Creek during the spring migration.  The best spots to photograph the smaller species are the potholes, which are scattered throughout the area, but access is severely limited and most birds sighted are too far away for dramatic close-ups.  The following photographs were taken with the Canon 7D and 500mmF4 lens, with 1.4X extender.  Images were severely cropped in Photoshop.

Male Ring-necked Duck
Female Ring-necked Duck

Female Wigeon
Canada Goose
Even though conditions for photography may be difficult at times, a trip to Middle Creek is nonetheless usually quite rewarding.

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Originally posted at Pennsylvania Wildlife Photographer by Willard Hill.

12 comments:

ladyfi said...

Amazingly crisp and beautiful shots!

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Wonderful shots, I have been keeping my fingers crossed every day hoping to see some migrating swans but so far no luck.

EG Wow said...

Great shots! I'm looking forward to seeing some migrating birds soon. :)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful images.It is interesting how the birds always seem to pick the areas too far away for good pictures.

JimB said...

Great photos Willard.

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

GREAT photographs, Willard! I'll have to remember Middle Creek next year. It looks like a great place for birding!

Lynette Killam said...

Excellent photos, Willard! I love the lighting and the clarity..just wonderful captures...

Lynette
Imagination lane

eileeninmd said...

Great shots of the ducks. It seems like Middle Creek was a popular place lately.. My bird club had a field trip there last weekend.

Gary said...

Great water bird shots, but that Swan is really good. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Feral Female said...

Great crisp shots Willard! Loved the one of the tundra goose!

Brad Myers said...

Willard, I have been looking everyday and enjoying your great photographs and lessons. As always I have learned from your blog and been amazed at your great photographs. Like I said on Coy's blog I have been living my outdoor life through you two for the last four or five months.

I hope all is well at home with everyone. Take care, Brad

Ritchie said...

Beautiful photos of birds on water. I am really impressed with the photographer of these photos. They have done a great job. Thanks a lot for sharing this wonderful post.

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