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I had a rare day out yesterday with the camera to shoot wildlife albeit just a few hours. So little time lately. I hope you like this one of a male Smew, such pretty ducks I think, and on a bright sunny day giving me a chance to practice my exposure on whites.
I hope everyone is well and enjoying the fine weather. I will endeavor to catch up with you all at some point.

Steve.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:150-500mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:1 Apr 2012 - 12:55 PM
Focal Length:500mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.2
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/1250sec
Exposure Comp:+2/3
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Smew
Username:SteveMoulding SteveMoulding
Uploaded:2 Apr 2012 - 11:53 AM
Tags:Ducks, General, Landscape / travel, Wildfowl, Wildlife / nature, WWT.
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MossyOak
MossyOak  2 England15 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2012 - 11:55 AM

These are so difficult to expose for and you have done a brilliant job with this Steve, added in with a low pov and reflection
Richard

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andylea
andylea e2 Member 537 forum postsandylea vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2012 - 12:00 PM

fantastic detail steve wonderful reflections and tones love the water a stunner nice one Wink
andy

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6516 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2012 - 12:06 PM


Quote: These are so difficult to expose for and you have done a brilliant job with this Steve, added in with a low pov and reflection
Richard

Took the words out of my mouth.

gary

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
2 Apr 2012 - 12:38 PM

Well-exposed. Great shot.

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32822 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2012 - 1:01 PM

Full of natural beauty, clarity, and detail.

Regards Nathan

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2012 - 1:37 PM

Wonderful image, excellent detail and tones, I love the reflections.

Hugh

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2012 - 1:59 PM

He really is a beautiful duck. He has a shy look on his face. Superbly captured...........Sandy

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skewey
skewey  831 forum posts England
2 Apr 2012 - 1:59 PM

Great exposure and pose.

Paul

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franken
franken e2 Member 113029 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2012 - 2:40 PM

Lovely well exposed image.

Ken

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  6
2 Apr 2012 - 2:45 PM

Hi Steve very well captured , keep well gray

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Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 736 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2012 - 3:18 PM

Super sharp capture of this lovely bird.

Best Matt

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2012 - 3:22 PM

Great shot of a very lovely bird with low POV and fine reflection Steve.
Ron

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2012 - 3:39 PM

What delightful image--
love his expression!

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2012 - 4:31 PM

great shot, such pretty little ducks

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 429 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2012 - 4:48 PM

Super white plumage captured Steve, what a lovely bird - Carole

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Samuel_Aron
Samuel_Aron Junior Member 4 England2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2012 - 4:50 PM

Beautiful shot!

Sam.

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Goodley
Goodley  4 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2012 - 5:26 PM

Well taken steve,
kev.

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom28 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2012 - 5:41 PM

Lovely pose and exposureSmile Nice water too.
Diane

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JohnoP
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2 Apr 2012 - 8:14 PM

Very nicely done! John

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2012 - 8:16 PM

Impressive work.

Ann

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
2 Apr 2012 - 9:22 PM

So hard to find and the same to get right, but youve done both Steve.SmileSmileSmile
Brian

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cheesey
cheesey e2 Member 8cheesey vcard United Kingdom
2 Apr 2012 - 9:36 PM

Cracking image, very nicely captured.
Cheesey.

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2012 - 10:27 PM

A difficult one handled brilliantly.
Joan.

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman  114484 forum posts England36 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2012 - 8:25 AM

Bit of a rarity Steve, I've only seen one this year so far, well done....

Ade

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minamahal
minamahal  2 Sweden
12 Apr 2012 - 12:01 PM

Beautiful image! perfectly captured!
Mina

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2012 - 3:01 PM

Steve you have captured this so well
Lillian

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photophantom
20 Apr 2012 - 3:26 PM

Fantastic beauty , excellently captured
Dennis

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2012 - 8:05 PM

An outstanding image Steve, you've exposed this one perfectly to capture both the white and black in the plumage so immaculately

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