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To go with CFRay's Rooftop mallard...

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I was sitting out in the garage in my little fishin shop and heard some commotion going on outside. Then I hear the quack quack and knew what was going on. I ran in the house and grabbed the duck call and started chatting with the hen. Hey, it's been a while, what can I say.

Quack?

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Ol' Drake didn't like me makin passes at his girl.

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It was really hard to get a good exposure, one direction I had blue sky background and ended up with a silhoette (sp?) or a properly exposed mallard and a blown out background. The other direction, I had little to no light, so I did what I could and got these two shots. Canon Digital Rebel with a 70-200 F4L.

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It was really hard to get a good exposure, one direction I had blue sky background and ended up with a silhoette (sp?) or a properly exposed mallard and a blown out background. The other direction, I had little to no light, so I did what I could and got these two shots. Canon Digital Rebel with a 70-200 F4L.

You can try blending. I am still learning that technique but there is a link to it Link to to a Link to Stfcatfishes original post about blending

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Tom, not much you can do about the dynamic range of your sensor, so I think its best to pick the best exposure for the subject. Sure you can do a lot in PS but grab shots are just what they are. You are really telling a story here so I wouldn't sweat a perfect exposure when you have little time to set one up.

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Why build a blind? I'm thinking a lawn chair, lounger type would be good and a small cooler. Then start calling and wait for the mallards to show up on the roof.

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I guess its not that unusual! From a year or two ago.

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