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A Mallard duck at Wakehurst Place in Sussex hiding behind some daffodils.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D5000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 150.0 mm f/2.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:21 Mar 2012 - 1:39 PM
Focal Length:150mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.9
Aperture:f/3.5
Shutter Speed:1/1600sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Mallard in Daffodils
Username:darranl darranl
Uploaded:24 Mar 2012 - 11:31 AM
Tags:150mm, Daffodils, Duck, Male, Mallard, Sigma, Wildlife / nature
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John_Wannop
John_Wannop e2 Member 952 forum postsJohn_Wannop vcard Wales
24 Mar 2012 - 12:11 PM

It's Daffy Duck!! well taken.

John

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mhfore
mhfore  7 England176 Constructive Critique Points
24 Mar 2012 - 12:29 PM

Hi Darren,

A good capture with a certain humorous appeal, well done. The colours just work well together although the beak appears to have lost some. Darren, if you have a "dodge tool" in your photo progame, set it to highlights at around 5% and keep clicking on the catch-light in his eye until your happy, this will have a good effect by adding that twinkle. It's what the pro's sometimes use in portrait shot's.

Take care.
Martin

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EddyG
EddyG  4 Scotland
24 Mar 2012 - 1:02 PM

Splendid shot - I like the mood of this.

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christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 2christinecilia vcard England
24 Mar 2012 - 1:44 PM

beautiful like him with the flowers Grin

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laura1
laura1  10
24 Mar 2012 - 6:07 PM

I'm surethat this duck was a model in another life!
well taken shot!
Laura

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darranl
darranl  5318 forum posts England
24 Mar 2012 - 6:28 PM

Thanks for the comments everyone.


Quote: I'm surethat this duck was a model in another life!

I did get the impression he was modelling, for a few shots before his head was lower down and then he popped his head up and stayed still for the shot Wink

Martin - also thanks for your comments - yeah it is a shame about the beak, I was actually out trying out my macro lens for the first time so wasn't looking for things as large as a duck so could have done with a better aperture - I will also look at those post processing ideas, I am using Lightroom so can use the brush for those.

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