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Ducks in the Mist

By KatyJ
I'm thinking maybe your eyes lead to the centre of this picture and there is nothing there apart from pond weed. Any comments appreciated

Tags: Digitally manipulated Wildlife and nature

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Leilani Plus
13 29 3 England
6 Feb 2012 8:56PM
Lovely image, it exudes tranquillity. Nice one. Smile

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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1849 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2012 9:11PM
Enchanting, I love the soft movement of that bird's wings.
paulbroad Plus
10 123 1216 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2012 9:58PM
This is very nice indeed. I have no problem with composition other than the tiny comment that the duck on the right would have been better swimming into the picture - but that hardly matters. Exposure spot on.

banehawi Plus
13 1.7k 3807 Canada
6 Feb 2012 10:24PM
It works just as it is. it hangs together as a scene, and I find my eyes are looking around and enjoying what I see, and lot looking for anything missing.


6 Feb 2012 10:41PM
Thanks for your comments. Paul I did try the duck on his own the way you suggested but in the end I found it more restful having them all going in the same direction
6 Feb 2012 10:49PM
Nice shot and well framed, and I love the high key bits, but there's something missing from it for me. Still nice shot though.
CathR Plus
11 151 564 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2012 10:32AM
I think the composition is fine. You have got a triangle going on with the ducks in three positions which helps to move the eye around the picture. The flying ones are a particularly nice as they are just that little bit different and provide some movement in all the stillness.

best wishes

Niknut Plus
7 1.7k 76 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2012 2:32PM
A beautiful shot !!.....lovely arrangement & great atmospherics !!!

The only minor point for me......I think the area of water is overwhelming the image a wee bit ??....maybe a slightly lower viewpoint would have overcome that ?
I've done a simple mod to reduce the water area, by raising the bottom edge of the image, without cropping it, so it retains all the elements.....& enlarged the ducks a
bit, to make them more prominent ! Finally adjusted the 'Levels' a tiny bit, & added a thin black border to hold everything together..................

Not meant as a criticism, just my idea on what this lovely shot could end up like !!!.....regards....Keith.Smile
10 Feb 2012 4:31PM
Thanks Keith

I like your suggestions and I think this works better. That space was worrying me. Funny though when you know the pond so well you don't really like to see it looking more like a river so I think that's why I had not thought of it before!

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