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That's Me?

That's Me?
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Copyright: Doug Brown (dB_grafix) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 9 N: 624] (3019)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-E, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-10-01 22:44
Viewed: 3106
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a male wooduck, just getting his colours back. I think he was checking himself out in the reflection.
Not many more notes I can add on this duck as they have been in my previous images.
I missed so many of your photos in the last while with my absence, but am catching up slowly.
Sometimes it is hard to go all the way back.
Good wishes to you all I see here.

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  • kessi Gold Star Critiquer [C: 80 W: 5 N: 74] (221)
  • [2007-10-01 23:20]
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Hello Doug,
Great point of view and super clarity. Lovely colours.... I like the way you showed just the reflection of the feet ....with the 'questioning' expression on the duck's face it really tells a story.
Just a pity about the green grass blade in the front which catches my eye immediatly.... but nature does not always play along ..... still, nice capture.


Hi Doug
great colours and exposure with lovely compo but above all great pose

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-10-02 6:29]

Hi Doug.
Excellent picture of this colourful duck and beautiful surroundings. I like its bright colours, perfect details of the bird and trunk, so impressive sunlight and wonderful composition. Excellent job and TFS.

such a great title and image, love the colours

Hi Doug,
Welcome back. I know what it's like as I recently got back to posting and critiques also.
Very nice capture of this wood duck. If I looked like him I'd take a few looks also!
Fine color and deatil.
Nicely composed.
PS: Seeing your discussion with Kessi I went ahead with a WS to remove the "distracting" grass. More for a teaching excperience for those who have no experience with cloning and what it can do.

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2007-10-02 10:46]

Interesting pose for the duck. The colors are beautiful and a good composition!

I have to repeat what I say every time...one of the things I love about your work is the cleanness of it...the focus is always "spot on" - the colors are always wonderfully vivid - there is no blur - the edges are sharp..heck the whole piece is sharp. Excellent shot!!
And wonderfully whimsical!

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-10-02 20:47]

Hello Doug

This looks like one of those Aesop's fables ...the beautiful duck who admires his own reflection until the fox sneaks up from behind.It's a work in progress.Lovely lighting and wonderful vivid natural colours.The clarity and focus is spot on.Very well composed in the frame.TFS


hello Doug

excellent composition with the framing, the beautiful colors
sharpness and details on that male woodduck, TFS


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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-10-04 12:42]

Hello Doug
Surely he must be proud of his look and that's why he likes to see it. And no wonder! What a beautiful thing!
Magnificent shot with a gorgeous composition! I love it!
Congratulations and TFS

PT :)

Hi Doug,
ha ha thats funny it does look like hes checking himself out! Beautiful color in your photo, sharp and crisp. And love the pose of this pretty duck! TFS

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  • nimou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 1 N: 687] (3171)
  • [2007-11-10 13:31]

Very nice composition. Very good sharpness and lighting is excellent.
Gorgeous and vibrant colours.

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