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Thank you all so very much on your positive comments on my two last portraits - this has given me the impetus to continue with this work in my portraiture. You are all very kind.

Today I am uploading an image of a Shelduck, which is larger than a Mallard but smaller than a goose. I loved the markings and, of course, its red beak!

Hope you are all having a good weekend!

Carol

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon Powershot SX20 IS
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:14 Apr 2011 - 12:52 PM
Focal Length:91.2mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.7
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Red Beak
Username:gingerdelight gingerdelight
Uploaded:15 Jan 2012 - 1:52 PM
Tags:Beak, Bird, Colours, Digitally manipulated, Duck, Layers, Red, Shelduck, Textures, Water fowl, Wildlife / nature
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enricopardo
15 Jan 2012 - 1:56 PM

Great subject. I like the expression and posture, right timing! Ijust love the treatment here too.Grin

Enrique

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
15 Jan 2012 - 1:57 PM

Another great image Carol, love the backgrounds you have.
Brian

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2012 - 2:06 PM

he is quite stunning! Love this image!

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
15 Jan 2012 - 2:10 PM

Have never managed a decent shelduck shot Carol, despite the fact that there are loads of them on the Basin. Beautiful capture here and like the texture you have used. Moira

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2012 - 2:11 PM

A great presentation, Carol, but I'm not too keen on the texture appering to be showing on his beautiful chest (maybe it's his natural markings, if so, sorry). Carol

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2012 - 2:13 PM

Striking colouring against your clever background. Carole

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2012 - 2:14 PM

Well worked image - lovely use of layering
Helen

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2012 - 2:35 PM

A lovely worked image Carol.........Sandy

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64380 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2012 - 2:44 PM

This is such a pretty duck, and you've certainly done it justice here with your wonderful treatment.
Chris

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2012 - 3:11 PM

excellent work carol
regards
Yung

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Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
15 Jan 2012 - 3:34 PM

A lovely image Carol, excellent work.

Len

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PinkK
PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2012 - 3:40 PM

Lovely Carol!

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2012 - 4:23 PM

That's one rather handsome looking bird and I love the clever things you do with the bg.

Ann

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luceombra
luceombra  227 forum posts Italy5 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2012 - 4:25 PM

another lovely composition.I like very much you good taste for textures

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2012 - 4:40 PM

Cracking piece of work, Carol, and look forward to more portraits from you, too Wink
Trev Smile

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2012 - 7:00 PM

he really is a handsome lad

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Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 42310 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
15 Jan 2012 - 8:13 PM

Love this one Carol - very well worked. They are lovely 'ducks' - we were watching them flying in at Slimbridge yesterday - they are really attractive & striking birds. The textures work very well with this one. Lou

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JimV
JimV  8 Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 4:19 AM

Would be impossible to come up with a more apt title for this excellently manipulated shot Carol, you're doing a great job with such, for me, I have PS C3 but have only scratched the surface of its capabilities........and keep getting bombarded with offers to upgrade to C5!
Rgds., Jim

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2012 - 5:52 PM

A superb image of this handsome bird, it's a real quacker

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