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Sitting pretty

Sitting pretty
Photo Information
Copyright: Dennis Starkey (starkey666) Silver Star Critiquer [C: 13 W: 1 N: 1] (40)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-06-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Dsc F-717, Carl Zeiss 9.7-48.5
Exposure: f/2.4, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2004-08-24 22:46
Viewed: 4180
Points: 7
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Found this Canadian goose sitting with perfect posture at a local duck pond. The shot was taken on an overcast day about four hours before sunset. The only post processing that was done was the use of the clone tool to clean up a few pieces of debris floating in the water.

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This Goose has a lovely serene pose. Shame it's a bit dark. Have you tried lighting it. Perhaps use Dodge tool to lighten up the head and eyes.
Good composition, and nice low angle.
Nice to see you here too, Dennis.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-08-25 15:02]

I love this shot. The dof is excellent and the texture of the feathers great. Judging by the calmness of the water this bird is enjoying a smooth ride! Thanks for posting

Hie Dennis. I know you from Treklens. As I just came in into the neighbourhood, thought I come by and say hie. Saw your comments but I never got round to writing comments in Treklens as my major is Trekearth,under the same name. In my phototrekking I came across bugs and such and thought I'd post them here so someone could actually tell me what it is exactly. Not much of a zoologist/botanist. Thanks for your comments and be seeing you here always.

Dennis well done on this capture. A beauty.
Part of Composition is to compose the shot before the shot. See it, study it, go for it.
If you would have captured that reflection in the water, Man, this would have been a winner.!!!
Well done.


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