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Shoveler Drake.


Shoveler Drake.
Photo Information
Copyright: Peter Bagnall (Heyshamite) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 0 N: 396] (2193)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1Ds MkII, Canon 600mm f4L
Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-24 5:34
Viewed: 3586
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the Shoveler Drake the previously posted Duck was with. Plumage just changing from summer to Winter colours. Large bill with hairs on the inside for sieving out water fleas and other small objects of food as they shovel about in the mud of the lake bed.
Camera settings:- ISO 400, AV, Spot metering, Cable release, 2 x converter, 1200mm focal length, Remote shutter cord.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-04-24 10:07]

Hello Peter,
Brilliant capture of this Shoveler captured from a very nice low viewpoint and in a lovely pose! Details of plumage are very impressive and colours great.
Many thanks, Ulla

Hi Peter,
I shall not pay the 'bill'.:-)
Good capture. Well composed.
TFS
Annick

You are shooting with a lot of power! The results look good. I like this shoveler in his winter colors. Thanks for sharing

Evelynn : )

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-04-25 10:50]

Hi Peter, an excellent of the Shoveler Drake. I have never seen them from this POV and have not seen this plumage which you have caught very well. Nice and sharp with great detail and colours. Great note.
tfs
debz

hello Peter

this is a verywell composition with nice colors and sharp details,
the subject is just enough close ont the photo, i am telling
that because sometimes they are photos that the subject
is too close on the photo that a part of it is cut

il like very much your photo, thank's for this sharing

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-04-27 10:32]

Hi Peter,
excellent duck portrait, very well composed. The POV is exzcellent to get a great view of all those fabulous detail in the plumage. Sharpness and colors are great.
Sky

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