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Muscovy Duck

By MikeGarrattPhotography  
A different looking Duck.

Tags: Wildlife Duck Wildlife and nature

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johnsd Plus
15 4 2 Scotland
27 Jan 2021 10:35PM
The image of the bird has very good detail and colour but the ‘twig’ which appears to be coming out of the RHS eye is certainly a distraction and spoils what would be in my opinion a very good image.
chase Plus
16 2.2k 584 England
27 Jan 2021 11:40PM
Hi and welcome to the Critique Gallery.
I see you have been here for a while but this looks like your first venture into this particular gallery.

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Without most of that information from you we are batting in the dark.

The twig sticking out from the birds' eye has been mentioned and is easily cloned away.

Without any more info from you I did do a mod based on how I would have presented this lovely Duck.
Flipped horizontally, then added extra canvas to the RHS, more room for the bird to look into.
Lightened slightly, especially around the eye.
Warmed the image up which I think helps the bg.
Removed the twig.

We are a varied but very friendly bunch, so, we do need lots of input from you to enable us to go into further critique.
I look forward to your response.
banehawi Plus
17 2.5k 4272 Canada
28 Jan 2021 4:36AM
We really need to see your exif settings are we, and the duck are in the dark.

Ive tried a brighter exposure and removed the reed.

mrswoolybill Plus
14 3.0k 2462 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2021 8:34AM
Welcome from me too. But...

You will have received a prompt when you ticked for critique, followed by a personal message immediately after you uploaded, as quoted by Janet above. These messages ask you to check that the Exif is included, and to let us know what advice you are looking for.

The Critique Team are volunteers - please, if you want assistance, do your bit! 'A different looking duck' really tells us nothing for critique purposes.

I hope that we shall hear more, because with further information we can contribute more!

dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1879 England
28 Jan 2021 8:35AM
Welcome to the Critique Gallery from me, too, Mike.

johnsd has said the big thing - the twig - and Willie's given plenty of detail in his feedback: it would be really helpful if you could supply some more information, as Janet requests. The more you tell us, both technically and about what you wanted to achieve the more we can help you.

Looking forward to hearing form you.

EXIF for Muscovy Duck

Fuji X T3 with XF 100/400mm lens

Focal length 104mm

shutter speed 1/200 sec, F-stop 7.1, iSO 800
dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1879 England
28 Jan 2021 9:52PM
Exposure mode? Metering?

Definitely a steady hand and a tribute to Fuji's IS - and the duck not moving.!
dark_lord Plus
17 2.9k 784 England
28 Jan 2021 10:29PM
That's a big improvement Mike.

It would be nice to know the metering mode and if any exposure compensation was added because a dark subject filling the frame would, without intervention, result in some overexposure. Unless this was cropped down from a larger file where light reflected off the water would influence the exposure.

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