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jonny_redhorse

"Bluebills! (pics)

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watched this small flock of bluebills(greater scaup I think) this afternoon....they must have been tired ,they never spooked! grin.gif

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and a loon swam by!

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Good job getting those images, Jonny! They seem to be a bit underexposed... anyway to lighten them up?

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Yup the lighting certainly wasn't the greatest yesterday...grey, overcast, windy!....images were taken at about 75 yards or so not much that the cameras flash will do on those yardages...maybe a flash from a bolt of lightning! grin.gif...here's the same loon image untouched so you can see I "altered" it a bit....well,maybe alotta "bit" grin.gif...the "Bills" were taken out even farther away...

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to me, those 'bills look like they have a purple sheen on their heads, if that's the case then they would be lesser scaup.

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I love that loon photo! By far my favorite one I have seen.

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I am definately no bird expert, but I think that Amish is right. I believe they are lesser scaup, I have seen many of those in my area... Awesome shots nontheless!

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