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I'm gradually getting to know each of these duck individually, during the course of following this dredging operation for my website.
This young lady has always been reticent about being photographed [she's obviously camera shy].
Today I hid behind a tree and waited for almost 20 minutes for her to come near.
Well worth the wait, in my opinion. Smile

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:17 Oct 2012 - 3:34 PM
Focal Length:200mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:160
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Another Mallard
Username:strokebloke strokebloke
Uploaded:17 Oct 2012 - 6:26 PM
Tags:Photo journalism, Wildlife / nature, Wildlife Preservation
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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2012 - 6:52 PM

Very well worth the wait, you have a great shot here with the beak reflection meeting up
good eye detail and water movement
well shot
Lillian

strokebloke
17 Oct 2012 - 7:02 PM


Quote: with the beak reflection meeting up

Is this something to aim for, Lillian? I did not do so deliberately GrinGrin
I must confess that I did lift the eye a little in PS. Acceptable practice, I think (hope) Smile

Jestertheclown
17 Oct 2012 - 8:19 PM

Like it Jack.

digital_boi
18 Oct 2012 - 9:17 AM

fine detail in the plumage and the reflection is spot on

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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