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This is a White-eye Duck, it's a female and they don't have white eyes.

Well this was more by luck than judgement, the non-bird photographers that comment and criticise about the position of wing feathers, catch lights and blurring really should "have a go". It takes a heck of a lot of practise.

My number one mentor Mr Phil has bludgeoned sharp eyes and non-messy backgrounds into me quite relentlessly since our first meeting.

Yes it's true what he preaches but this one does indicate that luck plays a major role at times.

This was photographed some time ago at Martin Mere.

There is a glimpse of the sun, I hope it shines on you and that you have a great day.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D700 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:300.0 mm f/2.8
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:13 Jan 2012 - 12:57 PM
Focal Length:500mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.8
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Focus on the eye
Username:Fotofunguy Fotofunguy
Uploaded:21 Mar 2013 - 8:03 AM
Tags:Avian, Martin Mere WWT, Wash time, White-eye Duck, Wildlife / nature, Wildlife and nature
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accipiter
accipiter e2 Member 4accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2013 - 8:08 AM

Excellent capture. Not sure about the bludgeon. A

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Fotofunguy
Fotofunguy e2 Member 2Fotofunguy vcard United Kingdom
21 Mar 2013 - 8:11 AM

You obviously don't know Phil Grin

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 2JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2013 - 10:38 AM

Super capture
Ju

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mikehit
mikehit e2 Member 45766 forum postsmikehit vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2013 - 10:53 AM

I like the way the head is steady while the body is shaking and in that regard the position of hte feathers is secondary to the feel of the shot - very well captured.

The exif data shows 'no flash' - is that correct because it does look like flash has been used (on camera?)

Last Modified By mikehit at 21 Mar 2013 - 10:54 AM

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Fotofunguy
Fotofunguy e2 Member 2Fotofunguy vcard United Kingdom
21 Mar 2013 - 11:03 AM

No flash permitted where I usually photograph my birds, so none used here, just bright weather conditions.

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brian17302
brian17302 e2 Member 2brian17302 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2013 - 1:30 PM

Super action photo
Regards Brian

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5240 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2013 - 5:11 PM

Nice action with waterdroplets help to make this a nice image!! I like it a lot!!

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2013 - 6:19 PM

Lovely image with super water drops and detail in the ducks face - I really like it a lot.

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2013 - 6:48 PM

Beautiful image !
George

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85748 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2013 - 7:37 PM


Quote: sharp eyes and non-messy backgrounds

Could have been said by meWink

However, sometimes what is going on, has to take precedence over basic skillsWink

Adrian

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