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#1212 : Duckling's flight motion

#1212 : Duckling's flight motion
Photo Information
Copyright: Asbed Iskedjian (CeltickRanger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3415 W: 71 N: 9937] (37400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-06-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5100, AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-07-28 10:17
Viewed: 1548
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, today it is my photo #1212
that I am posting on TN and I decided to be
this little Mallard Duckling in its flight motion.

The photo was shot in a bad light situation
at 20:20 hour of the night, my lens does
not have Image Stabilization and I don't
use a tripod, I only shot in A (Aperture) mode
so with choosing ISO1000 I choose F5.6
and leaved the camera choose the shutter speed,
he (the camera) choose 1/30s and it gives me
this effect with the flight motion.

This Duckling was throwing himself
from the dead tree to the water.

1/30s f/5.6 ISO1000 85mm (35mm eq:127mm)
Image Digitized: 2014:06:09 20:20:52


« Mallards are “dabbling ducks”—they feed in the
water by tipping forward and grazing on underwater plants.
They almost never dive. They can be very tame ducks especially
in city ponds, and often group together with other Mallards
and other species of dabbling ducks. »



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Nice capture Asbed. I love a painting shot like this. It makes a good livingroom painting. Great ART! TFS Trevor

Hello Asbed-A beautiful experiment.In BG different colour is really nice for such shot.We can see the little one's jumping mode and it's it's showing the motion.Do experiment and hope next time we will see a stunning one.Thanks for sharing such experimental shot.Regards and have a nice time-Srikumar. Asbed does your problem solved?Or still you using Proxy?Take care...

Ciao Asbed, like an abstract painting, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

A lovely presentation.
Love the colours and the light!!!
Mario from Calgary with regards.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-07-28 15:43]

Hi Asbed,this isn't a pic,this is an abstract peinture,why not try to invent an exhibition with images like this, perhaps no artist has thought of yet, and I think it would have a big success! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hi Asbed,

Allow me to be honest. This is not a pleasant photo to look at. Due to your camera setting the duckling is hard to separate from its surrounding. The movement of your camera also created a harsh BG. Both camera setting and movement did not capture the duckling in good sharpness. I would recommend you close down your aperture which will also increase your shutter speed, so that you are able to capture the duck with less motion blur and also create a more softer BG. You do not need that much DOF with this type of photo You have an extremely fast lens, so use it to its benefit. Focusing will be difficult on such a small and quick bird so it will definitely be a trial and error exercise.


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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2014-07-29 9:51]

Bonjour Asbed,
Fantastic shot ..
Nice capture. As like an abstract painting.
Best wishes,

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