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Mallard drake who was doing a lot of quacking to the other ducks.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D7000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 G VR
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:15 Dec 2011 - 10:07 AM
Focal Length:105mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Not Defined
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Auto, Did not fire
Title:Quackers Giving Orders
Username:hippysnapper hippysnapper
Uploaded:23 Mar 2012 - 9:35 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Wildlife / nature
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ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom55 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2012 - 10:14 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

There a nice image here..
You got the eye with a catch light in it that the light spot in the eye..
The colour in the feather look a like bit on the bright side this may be dew to the bright sun light...
Please leave a little room in front of the duck so it leaves the mind that it got room to move in to...
It looks like you got a nice nikon D7000 and a nice VR lens...
I would set camera to A for Apture and learn about depth of feild (DOF) A low F like 2.8 will blur very quickly outside focal area so it not sharp..
A high F like F22 You find it very sharp from front to back of image..
If it a bright day shutter will go quick a dull day shutter will stay open longer...
The key is finding right shutter speed and right F stop of the image...
Do not over do the colours on birds or animals..
but you might need to boost them in some images if a little dark...
I can go on....
Just take your time and understand your camera and you get better very quickly...

Dave

Last Modified By ugly at 23 Mar 2012 - 10:16 PM

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hippysnapper
23 Mar 2012 - 10:37 PM

This duck was part of a larger group, I managed to find a button on the camera that zoomed inSmile When I had my film camera Olympus OM40 I did get to grips with apertures and depth of field. Since owning DSLRs been a bit lazy getting to know the camera.

I have a Tamron 70 - 300 with macro and also a Tamron macro - lens details escape me at the moSmile Thanks

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DRicherby
DRicherby  5269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2012 - 3:34 PM

Good pose but the quality's rather low. Looks like it might be a very small crop from a much larger image?

Dave.

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hippysnapper
25 Mar 2012 - 6:12 PM

Yes it was Dave

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