Monday, June 9, 2014

Spring is chick season

Here are some photos from 2 weeks ago (I'm getting a little better with the posting speed!) I spent some time at the bird refuge in Santa Barbara and was in love with the mallard chicks. I was borrowing a 600mm F4 lens for the week and this was my first day using the lens. It was my "practice day".

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) drying off.

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) chick looking for some food.

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) chick.

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) chicks feeding on an emergent pole.

Ruddy duck (Oxyura jamaicensis).
Here is a photo of the lens I was using: