Mallard fly-in - Fleetwood Park Pond
Male Mallard flying back into the pond area at the Fleetwood Park on Friday afternoon 12-26-2008. You don't always see them when they fly in but I noticed that the fly-ins are usually precipitated by a distinct series of calls from the Mallards already at the pond. If you hear those calls, it's a sure bet that company is dropping by any second.
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Enough people emailed me about settings that I thought I would just post them here instead of emailing back...:
Nikon D300 (hand held)
Nikon 70-200mm F2.8 AVS-VRG lens with VR set to normal mode
Shutter 1/2000 of a second
Manual Exposure Mode
14 bit RAW format
Duck flying into the pre-magic hour sun which was setting to my right.