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Mallard in Daffodils

By darranl    
A Mallard duck at Wakehurst Place in Sussex hiding behind some daffodils.

Tags: Sigma Duck Male Mallard 150mm Daffodils Wildlife and nature

Voters: purplejellyfish500, buxton, John_Wannop and 6 more

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John_Wannop 13 95 Wales
24 Mar 2012 12:11PM
It's Daffy Duck!! well taken.


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mhfore 11 6 176 England
24 Mar 2012 12:29PM
Hi Darren,

A good capture with a certain humorous appeal, well done. The colours just work well together although the beak appears to have lost some. Darren, if you have a "dodge tool" in your photo progame, set it to highlights at around 5% and keep clicking on the catch-light in his eye until your happy, this will have a good effect by adding that twinkle. It's what the pro's sometimes use in portrait shot's.

Take care.
24 Mar 2012 1:02PM
Splendid shot - I like the mood of this.
beautiful like him with the flowers Grin
laura1 14
24 Mar 2012 6:07PM
I'm surethat this duck was a model in another life!
well taken shot!
darranl 8 318 England
24 Mar 2012 6:28PM
Thanks for the comments everyone.

Quote:I'm surethat this duck was a model in another life!

I did get the impression he was modelling, for a few shots before his head was lower down and then he popped his head up and stayed still for the shot Wink

Martin - also thanks for your comments - yeah it is a shame about the beak, I was actually out trying out my macro lens for the first time so wasn't looking for things as large as a duck so could have done with a better aperture - I will also look at those post processing ideas, I am using Lightroom so can use the brush for those.

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