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All critters are captured under fair chase conditions Joe.

They can frig off (and usually do) whenever they like.
Just playing with you Rob :) You are so fortunate to have places that hold these ducks so close for you

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Just playing with you Rob :) You are so fortunate to have places that hold these ducks so close for you
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I'm aware Joe! LOL! If you and your lovely wife ever come down this way, I can give you the guided tour.
 

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I'm aware Joe! LOL! If you and your lovely wife ever come down this way, I can give you the guided tour.
Thanks for the offer. Long time since I spent anytime in Brookfield. Last time there came home with a 68 impala 427
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a friend at the time I went to university with Randy McLean found for me. He was a 70 Boss mustang nut and his father drove stock car " Baker" ?? there real serious in those days. That was not yesterday
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The mrs wanted me to ask you. What is the rarest duck you have ever captured a pic of

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More awesome pics thanks rob!
 

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Thanks for the offer. Long time since I spent anytime in Brookfield. Last time there came home with a 68 impala 427
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a friend at the time I went to university with Randy McLean found for me. He was a 70 Boss mustang nut and his father drove stock car " Baker" ?? there real serious in those days. That was not yesterday
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The mrs wanted me to ask you. What is the rarest duck you have ever captured a pic of

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Well, some of the rarer ones include:

Redhead
Barrow's goldeneye
Tufted duck
Eurasian wigeon
Northern shoveler

Of those, I've only ever seen and photographed one redhead.
 

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Not exactly nature photography but here are a few trout patterns I've been busy tying up in anticipation of the annual mayfly hatch. These are just iPhone shots.

#12 Blue Upright...

50966540427_1f0ffc59e0_k.jpgBlue Upright by Rob DeBay, on Flickr

#12 Quill Gordon...

50966539867_11e85d596c_k.jpgQuill Gordon by Rob DeBay, on Flickr

#12 Quill Gordon variant (grizzly dyed coachman brown)...

50965724858_d3025c12c1_k.jpgQuill Gordon Variant by Rob DeBay, on Flickr
 

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NICE stuff monsieur Debay
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Blue upright was always my favorite dry fly
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That and the mayfly nymph
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Nice job with the flies. The last fly with the ginger hackle would be my first choice. I always tie up at least a half dozen ginger hackle dry flies for the specs.
 

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nice stuff, Rob.

I know zilch about tying flies - wood duck feathers in there?
The wings of the flies are made of wood duck flank feathers. That's why I always try to bag a few in October, plus they're damn tasty! I can make about 30 sets of dry fly wings out of one mature drake. There, I guess it IS nature photography!
 

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Believe this or not I took it " Fly tying " in grade 10 as a night course the PE instructor was putting on. Those were the days when useful stuff was being offered
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and I tied the odd one over the years
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still got all my gear also BIG Shock there
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and hope to do it again soon but will never be as good as you are Rob at it
 

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Being a kid who grew up on the banks of the St Marys river . I learned at about age 12 but tied mostly salmon flies . I will say those are some pretty handsome fly's . I haven't tyed in a decade .still have all the gear but not the eye sight any more lol . sold a good many flys on the river bank for 6 quarters lol .
 

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Awesome photos once again ! My daughter last few yrs has started a album of abandoned homes, summer times last yr put more than 40,000 on her car in 3 months traveling the island with over 1200 homes taken , between work and that she barely wS home
 

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Being a kid who grew up on the banks of the St Marys river . I learned at about age 12 but tied mostly salmon flies . I will say those are some pretty handsome fly's . I haven't tyed in a decade .still have all the gear but not the eye sight any more lol . sold a good many flys on the river bank for 6 quarters lol .
Interesting, Some of my best memories are fishing trout on the East river St. Mary's with my Grandfather.
 

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Exposed grass! GO!!

I FINALLY managed to capture a deer in the air with all four hooves off the ground. I love this shot for its simplicity - the simple blue sky background, snow-covered field and two deer quickly making their way to easy eats tell an obvious story. Shot at about 200 yards in fading evening light. Brookfield, March 21st...

51079459152_ee5739693c_k.jpgDeer Flight by Rob DeBay, on Flickr
 

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I’ve never seen them in better shape Joe. It was a great winter for them.
 

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Great picture and nice flies you did as well.

The deer I have seen seem to be in great shape.
 
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