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Duck Buddies

Duck Buddies
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Copyright: Joshua Lewis (JoshLewis) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 56 W: 2 N: 248] (909)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30
Exposure: f/3.7, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-05-27 17:48
Viewed: 3101
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a photo of Two ducks that I took while on a bike ride to the lake near my house. I spotted two ducks, and stealthfully like a ninja, I grabed out my camera, and creeped as close as I could get. Atfirst they waded away, leaving me with little luck, but after waiting about half an hour, my luck was in. I tried many photos, but this one turned out the best, I cropped this one to get a better position on the ducks, and sp that they would show up better when uploading them to Treknature. I also used picasa 2 for the sizing, and I slightly sharpened this photo to fix the slight blurrness. Also I do get picky, and the photo was slightly faded looking, probably due to a little but too much light, but it was only a small darken. Although I'm not sure what ducks these are, perhaps someone might know. Enjoy! :-)

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To joey: Thanks Joey!JoshLewis 1 05-29 21:35
To PaulGana: Thanks Paul!JoshLewis 1 05-29 21:34
To JPlumb: Thank toy very much John!JoshLewis 1 05-28 17:02
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Hi Joshua, they look like Mallards, though I would have expected the male to have a yellow beak, similar to the female. I like your technique, hunting them "stealthfully like a ninja". When I try that the birds spot me every time. I liked what you had here with these two, I don't have a lot of shots where they're together like this. This makes for a good pose. I thought we might continue a bit with the PP so I've opened a workshop to play a bit more and offer you another option.

Thanks, John

hey these are Mallards. It don't look to be too blurry. Just to let you know if there is camera shake or the photo is out of focus, sharpening won't do much for that, it'll just increase noise in the photo. What I DO notice is the slope to the left, makes me want to lean over and fall on my side ;-)

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-05-28 12:15]
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Hello Josh,
great capture of these two Mallard Ducks.
Decent sharpness and detail.
Nice lighting and colours.
Excellent POV.

Well done,

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