Photographing the Whistling Duck

One of the most prevalent species in East Texas is the Black-Bellied Whistling Duck. These birds have some of the most unusual roosting habits that I’ve ever seen. They will stand almost perfectly still for hours on end, even when awake. Since they tend to gather in fairly large numbers, this makes them an interesting bird to photograph.

Out On a Limb

Out On a Limb
Copyright © 2008 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon 40D , 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM at 400mm, f/8, 1/400th sec at ISO 100 on SanDisk digital film.

Lonesome Duck

Lonesome Duck
Copyright © 2008 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon 40D , 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM at 400mm, f/8, 1/500th sec at ISO 100 on SanDisk digital film.

Flock In Flight

Flock in Flight
Copyright © 2008 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon 40D , 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM at 400mm, f/8, 1/640th sec at ISO 100 on SanDisk digital film.