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Ducks of Different Kind

Ducks of Different Kind
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Copyright: Lidia Carr (lxcarr) Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 0 N: 12] (243)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-29
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-05 20:00
Viewed: 4519
Points: 5
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Beautiful Colors on these ducks.
I was in Ocala, Florida at a Winery where these ducks were deciding to take a swim.
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To bobair: Thank you.lxcarr 2 04-07 20:19
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Hi Lidia,
both of the ducks you have photoed are considered the most beautiful ducks in the world by many people.What you have are a mandarin duck in the foreground and a wood duck in the background and both are males of their species.I like this rare pairing in photo and I wish that the wood duck were as sharply focused as the mandarin in the front.To get both in equal focus you need to stop down your lens aperture from the f/5.6 you used to a higher value such as f/8 or f/11 as these values will give you a greater field of depth and more will be sharp as a result.An attractive photo just the same and thank you for sharing it. Bob

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-04-06 18:19]

Hello Lidia,
I never get tired of seeing pics of the Mandarin Duck, and to have the Woodie in the same frame is great.
Too bad that the Wood Duck is a little blurred, but sometimes you have to accept what is available at the time of your shot.
Bob has given good advice in case this opportunity should ever present itself to you in the future. TFS

Lidia, Bravo beautiful - cropping to eliminate the fuzzy duck might of helped.

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