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Image 018 is of a flying Shelduck.  Its great to get the right lighting on these species as it really shows off their bottle green head and the irridescent green patch on their wing.

Sheduck, Tadorna tadorna, Gloucestershire, January, 2012.
Canon 1D mkIV with Canon 500mm f/4.0 L IS lens.

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Image 015 is a pair of Shelduck flying against a very stormy background.  Dark clouds in the background and subjects in full sun are one of my favourite weather conditions to photograph in. It creates a high dynamic range to the image and also gives a lot of impact.  I like this image so much I have it as a large canvas in my office. 🙂

Shelduck, Tadorna tadorna, Gloucestershire, March, 2009.
Canon 40D with Canon 500mm lens.