Hola, Julita! by Kenneth Haley

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I was on the phone with señorita Julita when señor Wood Duck landed on a branch of a tree outside my bird viewing window. He winked once at bonita Julita (OK, twice) while waiting for his señora, and when she flashed past on her way to the stream, he took off after her. This photo was taken in Eugene, Oregon, USA with a 300mm f4 lens and a 1.7 teleconverter attached to a Nikon D7000. Yes, one-handed, through the window, while on the phone. If you don’t believe me, ask señorita Julita. She heard the whole thing.


Comments

  • Louise Linossi Telfer
    Louise Linossi...about 2 years ago

    what a wonderful duck

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47about 2 years ago

    He has MUCHO to say, eh? Such as, I am not Wood! I am flesh & bone & feathers!! Beautiful feathers into the bargain. Outstanding, upstanding & in good standing with me, Cometguy. How lucky you were to have this quacking opportunity!

  • Many thanks, Sheila! How lucky to have my perfect window for eavesdropping on our winged friends. A couple of days ago I had a Cooper’s hawk in my viewfinder for an hour as she primped and preened and lurked near the bird feeder.

    – Kenneth Haley

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 2 years ago


    2013/03/07 One per 24hrs

  • Steve Randall
    Steve Randallabout 2 years ago

  • pcfyi
    pcfyiabout 2 years ago

    Awesome!

  • John44
    John44about 2 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL. Sharp, well composed and nice colors.

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 2 years ago


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  • labaker
    labakerabout 2 years ago

    beautiful shot Ken :)

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 2 years ago


    CONGRATULATIONS… Excellent work…

  • Qnita
    Qnitaabout 2 years ago

    Stunning work! A “Fave…”: for me!

  • Thank you, Qnita. One of those gifts we sometimes get without waiting all day for the right shot.

    – Kenneth Haley


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