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    Default The weekend...

    Well, due to some work issues and other problems on the homefront I was not able to take the trip I wanted to this weekend. My wife and I did however get to go tryout our newly purchased canoe a little bit in the local area. All in all I would say it was money very well spent. In just a short time we found a pair of loons, a nesting pair of Canada geese (one with a neck collar), some swans and some cool scenery!







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    Default Two more

    Here are two more images of the geese.



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    A whole bunch of nice photos. Yes, a canoe is a great idea, and can get you to the other side of the water. I use hip boots, and a canoe for deeper water.

    Did you use a Canon 10-20mm on the first one? I hear great comments about the Sigma 10-20, too.

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    The first image is a 4 shot stitch using the 16-35mm Lens at 35mm and put together in panoramafactory. I also had waders on and I got out of the canoe at the edge to photograph my wife paddling for a while. All were shot with my new 5d Full frame camera.
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    Cory: great job. Those of the Loon are incredible!!!! congratulations. J.

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    Beautiful shots Cory.

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    THe first loon shot is awesome! I love the flatness of its head! Did you call in that band?
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    Thanks Roger, Elf and AKPM. I tried calling the band in but they were out for the holidays. I reported it through the website but I think I am going to call them back tommorow and find out a little more about it. I did a little research on the net and from what I found I think the blue bands were only used on Aleutian geese. They are a rare and dwindling type of canada geese that reportedly have only been observed nesting in the islands prior to their migration down the coast of California.
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    Cory excellent series of shots …especially liked the Loon …we call them black throated divers this side and extremely rare around our neck of the woods …Only a very few lochs “lakes” hold breeding pairs of theses majestic birds
    Cheers

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    Default Loon/Pan

    Good weekend, great close-up of the Loon and the pan shot is really nice. Must have taken a while for the ripples to subside before you pulled the trigger on that one.

    My wife and I sold our 17' canoe about a month before we decided to move up here ...AAARRRRRG! The pontoon/float makes up for though.

    Hopefully before the Summer ends we will posses another.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunt'N'Photos View Post
    Thanks Roger, Elf and AKPM. I tried calling the band in but they were out for the holidays. I reported it through the website but I think I am going to call them back tommorow and find out a little more about it. I did a little research on the net and from what I found I think the blue bands were only used on Aleutian geese. They are a rare and dwindling type of canada geese that reportedly have only been observed nesting in the islands prior to their migration down the coast of California.
    Maybe its a reward band that'd be sweet, you'll find out when the certificate comes... Always exciting

    P.S. What glass are you using?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ak_powder_monkey View Post
    Maybe its a reward band that'd be sweet, you'll find out when the certificate comes... Always exciting

    P.S. What glass are you using?

    I doubt it from what I read so far, but it is still pretty cool. The geese, loons and mountain reflection were taken with the 70-200mm F2.8 and the top was a stitch using the 16-35mm F2.8. I think next time I go out there I am going to try bringing the 500mm along so I dont have to get quite so close, although they were pretty tollerant of my working my way in slowly and keeping still for long periods of time in between.
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