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    Default Female Red Head Duck

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    This was taken in Nd . Central Flyway offers plenty of opportunities. Ducks are on the wild side. I have a float-able portable blind. Heavily camouflaged with marsh grasses and cattails but birds still seem to
    know I am there. See them as they approach and they will start swimming sideways. Float able blind is easily transported into the sloughs but very hard to focus if any wind. Sort of like a fishing bobber.
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    The low angle is spot on. Sweet light as well. Love that background. I would sharpen the head some more.

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    I agree with sharpening the head (and wish for a better head angle), but I like the light, low angle, colours. Sometimes a little enticement via audio (done judiciously of course) gets the more skittish ducks to investigate closer, but yes, they are often too smart and too aware of human presence!

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    The low angle and sweet light are just great. A floating hide can be great when the water is calm, but any waves are a killer!

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    Looks great Kevin! Love the low POV and the nice warm colors. Exposure, details and BG look nice too. Well done.

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    Loverly. Yes to a tad more of a head trun and a bit more room below. Killer low perspective and sweet, sweet, light.

    BTW, the bird is a Redhead. One word, no duck needed :)

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