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    Duck boat

    Does anyone have a small boat that they use for photography such as http://naturephotography.fredhurteau.com/duckboat2.htm? I like the idea, but I don't think I'd do enough photography to make it worth the outlay.

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    Some of our birders use portably camo hides, or just camo gear, but don't think anyone uses a camo boat that I know of.
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    very nice. oh the fun some ppl have.

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    So thats why I don't get the good bird shots.

    I am NOWHERE near #### enough about my presence / camoflage when in the bush.

    I actually, very briefly, had a grey fantail land on my lens whilst I was at the Bunya Mountains, I would have the damn things nesting on my lens if i was that #### about the camoflage
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    buy me one

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    haha, I'm sure we can all agree camo DEFINITELY serves a purpose when trying to get close to wildlife there. I wish I had one of those boats I'd really like to use it and go out with a telephoto lens. Does anyone know if i would have to be registered like that poor guy if it had a small trolling motor?

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    I am pretty sure that if you have a non planing hull and have less than 6 hp with a max speed less than 6km/hr you don't need to register your boat in Queensland

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    Awesome. All I need now is money...... That might be a problem.

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    I've seen floating hides before but not a boat one...
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    Really? Could you link one?

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    I am sure i would tip and destroy my gear, especially if i saw a bird i really wanted to capture. I didn't think you could takes pics from a boat, because of stability. but maybe its me not being stable
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelley View Post
    I am sure i would tip and destroy my gear, especially if i saw a bird i really wanted to capture. I didn't think you could takes pics from a boat, because of stability. but maybe its me not being stable

    My thoughts too, plus manouvering around to me is important, not easy in a confined seating arrangement to aim the camera where you want it, looks like it would take a bit of time to set it all up as well...better to save your money and buy a longer reach lens.

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    True, I know a few tricks of the trade when it comes to small boats a I used to be a state level kayaker But I can see your point there about maneuverability....perhaps a turret style mount made smaller such as those found on WWI planes?

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