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Duck Shoot at Lake Arbor - Arvada, CO

 


Duck shoot today!  It was a beautiful 60 degree spring day at Lake Arbor in Arvada. I had heard rumors that there might be eagles at the lake.  The trees around the lake are not quite tall enough for nesting, they were probably spotted while on the hut for fish from nearby Standley Lake, that is where they are nesting.  I wasn't really expecting to see eagles, I just wanted to get outside and enjoy the nice weather. The ducks were paring up to mate and the geese were splashing about.  Nice little neighborhood lake! 

Took the Fuji today with the 100-400 mm and shot handheld. I left the monopod in the truck.  It is cumbersome to use sometimes. I did manage to get the focus tracking working and that made it so much easier to stay focused on the ducks as they floated out of my frame.  I tried a few in-flight shots too. Total chaos, it can be challenging composing a shot in the air.  Plus, once I point the camera upward I can't find the birds!  I did manage to get lucky and captured a few decent inflight shots. My arms get so tired holding up the lens.  

Camera: Fuji XT3 - 100-400 mm

Northern Shoveler

Mallard

Mallard

Mallard

Mallard

Mallard

Canadian Goose 

Northern Shoveler

Buffelhead


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