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Backlit Drake

Backlit Drake
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Copyright: Andy Cole (flagman) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 351 W: 44 N: 607] (2408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon 70-200 f/4L, Hoya Super HMC Pro1 67mm Sky1B
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-28 4:24
Viewed: 4274
Points: 2
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Hi All

Just dropped in for a quick visit and thought I'd let you know I'm still alive ;) although I haven't posted for ages.
This was taken almost exactly a year ago, I still haven't managed a flying shot I'm 100% happy with even a year later, but I like this one because of the light on the wings. It's a male Mallard duck landing in the lake at Stockgrove country park, bedfordshire.

I hope you like it, but any comments/criticisms are welcomed.

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  • arunk Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 26 W: 0 N: 19] (272)
  • [2007-08-28 4:27]


Good Picture, Bird wings are come in very sharpe

Arun Krishnaiah

Hi Andy,

I'm sure you got really punctual timing to make this shot, really love the sharpness and deep of focus, the wing motion also create a nice dynamic effect, if there are something I want to criticize, were the duck face is a bit to dark and the room to the left is too wide, if the duck given a landing I guess better to put some more room to the right area, but overall it's really a beautiful presentation

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