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    3 months ago
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  • LesTension Premium user United States (Private)
    5 months ago
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    Most likely a Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris).....yeah, I know, there's no ring on its neck.  But there you go...the ring on its bill, however, is quite prominent which is a key characteristic.  BTW...the eye isn't supposed to be red either...but there you go.  Maybe he was out late drinking last night.
  • LesTension Premium user United States (Private)
    8 months ago
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    Dunno if you have the necessary equipment but you can achieve stop action of the wings simply.  I shoot at 600+mm focal length, ISO 640, 1/200th at f/25.  Flash is set to manual exposure at 1/32nd of full power.  This will yield a flash duration of 1/10,000th seconds which will freeze the wing action.  If you don't have 600mm, shoot the longest focal length you have which will render the background a nice blur.  Put camera on tripod, maximum focal length, frame the setting and fire camera remotely from a distance.  I'm pretty sure the D3300 can be controlled with an app from your cell phone.