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Focus on the eye

By Fotofunguy  
This is a White-eye Duck, it's a female and they don't have white eyes.

Well this was more by luck than judgement, the non-bird photographers that comment and criticise about the position of wing feathers, catch lights and blurring really should "have a go". It takes a heck of a lot of practise.

My number one mentor Mr Phil has bludgeoned sharp eyes and non-messy backgrounds into me quite relentlessly since our first meeting.

Yes it's true what he preaches but this one does indicate that luck plays a major role at times.

This was photographed some time ago at Martin Mere.

There is a glimpse of the sun, I hope it shines on you and that you have a great day.

Tags: Avian Wildlife and nature Martin Mere WWT Wash time White-eye Duck

Voters: accipiter, tommyld, Derek_Fearn and 19 more

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21 Mar 2013 8:08AM
Excellent capture. Not sure about the bludgeon. A

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21 Mar 2013 8:11AM
You obviously don't know Phil Grin
JuBarney Plus
6 25 3 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2013 10:38AM
Super capture
mikehit 8 8.0k 13 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2013 10:53AM
I like the way the head is steady while the body is shaking and in that regard the position of hte feathers is secondary to the feel of the shot - very well captured.

The exif data shows 'no flash' - is that correct because it does look like flash has been used (on camera?)
21 Mar 2013 11:03AM
No flash permitted where I usually photograph my birds, so none used here, just bright weather conditions.
21 Mar 2013 1:30PM
Super action photo
Regards Brian
richmowil Plus
8 321 2 England
21 Mar 2013 5:11PM
Nice action with waterdroplets help to make this a nice image!! I like it a lot!!
Mrsbass 4 2 1 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2013 6:19PM
Lovely image with super water drops and detail in the ducks face - I really like it a lot.
21 Mar 2013 6:48PM
Beautiful image !
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2013 7:37PM

Quote:sharp eyes and non-messy backgrounds

Could have been said by meWink

However, sometimes what is going on, has to take precedence over basic skillsWink


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