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"Duc" Hollywood
I have always been intrigued by the transformation of some of the drake puddle ducks when the breeding season rolls around. In this neck of the woods my two picks would be the spoonbill and the cinnamon teal. To go from your basic browns to this is really something!
Al

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That first pic is very cool!
John
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Al: GREAT PHOTOS as Always, thanks for sharing.
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Al, great pictures. The colors are unbelievable. The birds really get painted up this time of year. The drake in the second picture has a cool head position. I wish we had cinnamon teal. Every now then you hear a report of one being shot, but it's not to often.
Jeff
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Nice pics as always. Look forward to turning my iPad on each morning to see what pictures you will post. I think I have seen(shot) maybe a half dozen shovelers and a couple of cinnamon teal in my lifetime of hunting. We see the shovellers in the spring in Minn. but they travel through the Dakotas in the fall. Thanks again for sharing. Jim
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Outstanding photos Al. Thanks for posting.
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Great photo's! Looked at the last picture three times before I noticed the snow. Must be lake effect from the Gulf of California :).
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The details and color was so clear that I felt like I could touch them. Great photos!
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Al - Great pics! We get lots of spoonbills at our duck club. During low water, we have perfect habitat for teal and spoonies. Last season, we saw large flocks in numbers we have never seen before. Beautiful birds! I love the mottling on the bill of the hen. Spectacular!

Thanks for sharing God's Goodness Brother! Pat
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That first pic is very cool!
John


Al I second that, great photo (s).

Best - Paul
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Thank you, John. I have often wondered what it would have looked like had I intentionally focused on the eye and not the tail. I think I made a mistake by not doing that.
Al
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Glad you liked them, Dave.
Al
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I wished that I could see the colors that you are referring to, Jeff. I am colorblind red/green/brown. However, I see or think I see those colors but not like you.

Jeff, the first time I ever shot a cinnamon teal drake, I almost did the Toyota leap out in the middle of the marsh when Chili brought me the bird. I had never seen one before.
Al
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Thanks, Jim. Where did you shoot the cinnamon drakes?
Al
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Hi Paul. Thanks for that comment.
Al
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William, I got a kick out of that also but it is entirely possible because any moisture we normally get comes out of that area or just to the north between San Diego and Los Angeles from the Pacific. We always hope there is enough moisture left after low front moves through Arizona first. Glad you enjoyed the photos.
Al
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Thanks so much for that, Tom. I appreciated it.
Al
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Hey Pat, it was good to hear of all the ducks you had at your club and I, for one, sure enjoyed all the threads you had of your hunts this year. I found your comment on the spoonbill's beak interesting because I thought the same thing. Next time I see one at Bosque del Apache NWR I will try and zero in on her beak. They are unique for sure!
Al
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Thanks for the comment, Paul. Glad you like them.
Al
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Nice pics Al

They are really good looking.
Have 2 pair of spoonies on the wall drying now that are nice but not quite that nice.
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You are KILLING ME!

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Nothing like the north wind pushing snow at your back, a bird in your hand, and chessie with ice on his coat at your side.

Birds brought to you courtesy of Nikon, Benelli, Kodi, and Otter
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Good to hear from you, Doug. When the ducks are done I sure would like to see a picture of them. I'll bet you have been very busy.
Al
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Phil, just remember that some kind of season is going to open in your area in less than 200 days now.

By the way, I like this that you wrote:
"Birds brought to you courtesy of Nikon, Benelli, and Kodi"
Al
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While I have seen 1 Cinny.....we NEVER get them or prime Shovelers!!!!

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***Phil (Chesapeake Boy) Nowack***

http://www.mapleridgetaxidermy.com
http://www.philnowackphotography.com

Nothing like the north wind pushing snow at your back, a bird in your hand, and chessie with ice on his coat at your side.

Birds brought to you courtesy of Nikon, Benelli, Kodi, and Otter