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On a cycling outing at White Rock Lake on Friday, Christy and I noticed some wood ducks, a lot of drakes, near where we parked. We had no telephotos with us, so we returned Sunday to try to get some decent photos. She had a Canon 60D with a Sigma 150 – 500 zoom; I, a Nikon D7100 with a Sigma 150 – 600 sports lens. We saw some drakes while cycling without our proper equipment due to its size and weight that might make an unbalanced situation on a bicycle. When we got back to parking lot after the two laps around the lake, we found this hen and her brood and took several photos.

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Then we drove around to Sunset Bay area of the lake where we saw the drakes earlier.They tended to stay farther out than the hens, so what I got even with a 900mm effective focal length was with a fairly small drake and it wasn’t very sharp. Maybe next time.

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We did find some slider turtles that were fairly calm for that species, allowing several shots. Father and son?

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Finally, the common egret. Christy got some really nice shots of this specimen in flight; I’m really bad at BIF!

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Christy’s shots!

Overall, an enjoyable day.