Sunday, October 18, 2009

Wood Ducks in autumn colors

I'm in Cleveland, Ohio for the weekend at the North Chagrin Reservation pond, considered the premier location to photograph Wood Ducks with fall color reflections. I arrived at the pond (next to the Nature Centre) around lunch time and by the time I stopped photographing at dusk, I'd shot 973 images. The pond has many tame wood ducks, beautiful reflections and gets bathed in soft evening light. What more could you ask for?

I've been back in the hotel room all evening editing the photos... my eyes are bugging out from staring at the laptop.

Here's a travel tip: I stay in hotels often and save a pile of cash by booking them through discount sites such as hotwire or priceline. Tonight's room (in a 3.5 star hotel) cost about half the usual price.

Here are a few quick picks. All shot with an EOS 1Ds mark III; 500/4 IS lens (first two with a 1.4x teleconverter). More coming in the next post.


  1. Anonymous3:51 AM

    Awesome shots, man. Maybe I'll see you up there!

  2. Anonymous6:06 AM

    Beautiful photos.

  3. Ethan,

    Truly spectacular stuff. I can see why you racked up nearly a thousand frames. Keep it up!

  4. Thank you for sharing.
    Great work!!


  5. Anonymous11:26 PM

    I'm not going to lie to you......they're pretty good.

  6. Beautiful stuff Ethan. Great meeting you!

  7. Great shots Ethan! I like the landing one more.

  8. Gorgeous shots Ethan. Wish I could have been there.