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Duck Family

Duck Family
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Copyright: Karl Heinz Schroeder (nebraska) (26)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-17
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-03-02 17:30
Viewed: 3171
Points: 0
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I was recently criticized for the look of this image - supposedly too manipulated. The only changes made were of a minor nature - some enhancement of the blue and the green colors of the water, and for not enough detail or sharpness. I followed the guidelines (as I understand them) as specified by TrekNature which allows for some changes to the original image. I also did some cropping of the image. The lack of resolution and sharpness is partly the result of shooting the image from an unstable position without the benefit of a tripod - I had to jump from rock to rock along the bush covered shoreline to find the right spot for shooting. The ducks were moving rapidly away from me and I had to act fast.
I feel that the image was and is a legitimate interpretation of the original scene. The blue, the green and the bright yellow/brown colors were there when I shot this image in the boundary waters/lakes of northern Minnesota (a few miles/kilometers east of Ely) early in the evening when the light was warm. It reminds me of an impressionistic painting.

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To Nephrotome2: Duck familynebraska 1 03-03 11:43
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Hi Karl,
please note that posting a note is a full part of the TN process. Most active TN members just ignore all pics without notes as we don't have the ground for proper critics.
The strange irealistic colors looked added in post processing work. Not allowed on TN. This might have been a real shot but see it's why a note is useful to explain what we see.
Also you should make full use of the 300KB we are allowed. With 89 KB only your pic has no details at all.
Hope this will help for further posting

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