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Just a little bit to the left

By Nouche
This poor duck must have had a duck flea. Just wouldn't stop scratching
Many thanks for all your encouragements. Thank you in particular to Dave (hobbitdave), Len ( len1950), Martin(Fotobee), Peter (ddolfelin) and Lin ( Sweetpea62). For their much appreciated UA.
Best wishes
Vero

Tags: Red crested pochard Wildlife and nature

Voters: Alan_Baseley, Badgerfred, ringyneck and 32 more

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15 Aug 2016 11:33PM
Excellent Veronique, lovely sharp eye,
Fred.
15 Aug 2016 11:46PM
Lovely sharp focus, Vero, and an amazing red eye!

Dave Wink
15 Aug 2016 11:55PM
great capture Vero..Lin
banehawi Plus
17 2.6k 4274 Canada
15 Aug 2016 11:59PM
HI Vero!


Think back to why you decided to use -1/3 compensation. Do you remember why you chose that setting.


When shooting into bright water, there is a natural tendency for many of us to worry about underexposure, compensate for the reflected light, and end up with a very underexposed shot; especially when the subject, that Duck, is much darker than the surroundings.

This happens because the camera is also very worried about overexposure, and decides it will underexpose the scene, and then you add to the underexposure by reducing it further.

This takes us to the fact that in the vast majority of cases where exposure compensation is needed, it will be POSITIVE, not negative. A negative exposure comp situation happens, but its rare.

What this needed was in fact +1, as shown in the mod. So next time, consider what the camera is deciding to do itself, and override it as needed.



Regards



Willie


Ita s very nice well timed shot btw.
tonyguitar 9 77 37 Canada
16 Aug 2016 12:33AM
Quite a bit to the right will keep his stern near the frame...Otherwise a lovely image with brilliant red keys. TG
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
16 Aug 2016 1:20AM
That's a very red beak-- fancy bird!
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 20 Canada
16 Aug 2016 2:16AM
Lovely red eye and beak. Great image.
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2016 2:37AM
Rather a lovely bird...and may I say very well
As well ...Like it a lot
ddolfelin Plus
10 103 3 Wales
16 Aug 2016 3:34AM
You got the shot, Vero.
Great observation.
Spkr51 5 United States
16 Aug 2016 4:45AM
Superb capture *** SmileSmileSmile
ade123 9 285 1 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2016 6:50AM
A brilliant image Veronique

Ade
16 Aug 2016 6:56AM
Beautifully captured Veronique.
Alison_S 15 339 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2016 11:15AM
Love the eye and beak colour, beautiful little duck and image.
laura1 17 8
16 Aug 2016 12:01PM
love the eye and the beak!
I just fixed the contrast, colour and brightness.
hope you like it!

Laura
16 Aug 2016 1:40PM
Super capture
fotobee 8 4 3 South Africa
16 Aug 2016 4:04PM
Fantastic photo, Veronique !! Regards Martin
16 Aug 2016 10:11PM
Superb shot Vero. Cathy
Chinga Plus
11 3 2 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2016 3:02AM
Nice encounter in a magical environment! Three pretty images...
Isabel GrinGrinGrin
Mike_Smith Plus
14 835 2 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2016 6:09PM
Superb captures, love his red beak
jocas 6 6 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2016 1:03AM
Beautiful duck , shame about his itch Grin but makes for a cute captureGrin
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