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American Wigeon

American Wigeon
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Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-03-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-03-13 12:21
Viewed: 1257
Points: 14
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I took this shot two days ago just before sunset. I was trying out a new lens and wanted to see what it was capable of doing at long distance and in low light.

I rarely see this golden afternoon light and finally had the opportunity to photograph it along with four male and one female American Wigeon.

American Wigeon are common in our western states, but during migration we occasionally get the good fortune of seeing them.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-03-13 12:47]

Hi Ron,a beautiful capture of this group of wigeons,the sharpness is very very good despite the distance,i like the moment too,perfect to paint the composition in a warm way.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-03-13 13:03]

Hello Ron,
Very beautiful photo of these American Wigeon in splendid warm evening colours. Nice sharpness and a fine composition.

Hello Ron

Beautiful scenery with lovely warm light and color tones,
fine POV, excellent focus, sharpness, details of the subjects, TFS


Hello Ron,
I like, better to say prefer such 'Golden Hour', to capture Wild Life Photography. It gives a beautiful warm tone. Well captured this moment with long shadows on water layer. "ODD NUMBER" water birds composition works well too.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Ron
Your new lens works well, or should I say the photographer knows how to use it ;) The lighting couldn't be any better, the colours are just stunning. Lovely composition with those cute little American Wigeons. We are lucky to get them in my area too. Thanks for sharing, have a great evening.

Hello Ron,
It is really a splendid capture. Amazing sharpness and excellent clarity. Outstanding colors. The light and details are great. Springtime is here in my country and it was unusual warm in the last days....
Thanks for sharing!

Hi Ron,
Nice image with gorgeous late afternoon lights. The ducks seem a bit small in the frame, but the overall scene is very spectacular, with fantastic exposure and white balance. Congratulations!
Kind regards, László

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