Photographing Ducks at Santee Lakes

Wood Duck

Wood Duck

 

 

Today I went to Santee Lakes near Santee, CA (San Diego Co) where there are a series of lakesĀ  with habitat for waterfowl, hawks, osprey,and egrets. This is one of the best areas to see Wood Ducks in the Wild in San Diego Co. and I got to practice my flight shots with all the ducks.

I try to watch for ducks taking off or landing in the water, preferably flying toward me or parallel. On my Canon 7d I use the AI Servo setting with 8 frames per sec. and a fast shutter speed-1/1600-1/2000 sec at ISO 800.

pair of Wood Ducks

pair of Wood Ducks

 

Mallard Landing

Mallard Landing

 

Wood Duck

Wood Duck

 

Mallard in flight

Mallard in flight

When I saw this osprey on the branch I had to wait 45 min for it to fly- but I was ready when it finally did.

Osprey Santee Lakes

Osprey Santee Lakes

4 thoughts on “Photographing Ducks at Santee Lakes

    • Nancy,
      Thanks for your feedback. I will look into a forum but it may entail more time than I have to spend right now. You can always ask a question through comments and I will try and answer it.
      Larry

  1. Great photos and information. I am going to go there Thursday. Which lake is the best and is it better early or late in the day/

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