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PEEK-A-BOO!

By Tish1
This guy ws snoozing on the bank of Howden Reservoir; perhaps it was the click of the camera that disturbed him but he did not look too pleased at my presence.

He did stay for a while and then, giving me a dirtly look, he shuffled further down the bank, out of sight of my lens.

Can anyone explain why when a ducks eyes are closed the lids are or appear to be white, as illustrated in V2

Thank you so much for your comments and votes on Dam Busters; I do have a couple more to share with you.

Tags: General Close-up and macro Drake Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature Howeden Reservoir Snoozing Drake

Voters: mauriceegan, Alda, gwynn56 and 23 more


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Comments


21 Mar 2013 12:50AM
Great close up Tish and you raise a very good question about the eyes one to which I don't have an answer SmileSmileSmile, great image
Maurice

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Tish1 Plus
4 16 3 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2013 12:57AM

Quote:Great close up Tish and you raise a very good question about the eyes one to which I don't have an answer SmileSmileSmile, great image
Maurice



Oh Maurice! I was relying on you................... or perhaps you are still spooked by Alda GrinGrinGrin

Tish
ColleenA Plus
4 323 5 Australia
21 Mar 2013 5:54AM
Wow Tish a great capture, love your use of DOF.... well doneGrinGrin
lol I decided to google your question about the ducks eyes and guess what... your question is on google as Tish1... ephotozine.com...titled PEEK A BOO... clicked on it and your photo appeared...amazing... so still do not know the answer
21 Mar 2013 8:05AM
Two lovely images, Tish!
I'm afraid I can't explain the white eye phenomenon!

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Tish1 Plus
4 16 3 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2013 8:22AM

Quote:Wow Tish a great capture, love your use of DOF.... well doneGrinGrin
lol I decided to google your question about the ducks eyes and guess what... your question is on google as Tish1... ephotozine.com...titled PEEK A BOO... clicked on it and your photo appeared...amazing... so still do not know the answer



Fame at last!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tish
mossy 4 46 1 England
21 Mar 2013 9:16AM
Hi Tish its known as a nictitating membrane, and many birds fish and mammals have one. Like the POV on your shot.
Tish1 Plus
4 16 3 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2013 9:23AM

Quote:Hi Tish its known as a nictitating membrane, and many birds fish and mammals have one. Like the POV on your shot.


Thank you so much for the information; can I assume this is something to do with protecting the eye when hunting for food?

Thank you for taking the time to vote and provide this valuable information.

Tish
Meheecho 4 275 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2013 9:58AM
Nice capture good DoF
Steve
Fefe Plus
5 23 31 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2013 10:27AM
I was going to say maybe its because there are no feathers on the eyelid.... I can tell you budgies have 5 eyelidsGrin........... Totally useless info for youTongue
Hope you saw my weather forcast... Depressing though it isSad
I love the pov on thisGrin
Diane
Tish1 Plus
4 16 3 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2013 10:52AM

Quote:I was going to say maybe its because there are no feathers on the eyelid.... I can tell you budgies have 5 eyelidsGrin........... Totally useless info for youTongue
Hope you saw my weather forcast... Depressing though it isSad
I love the pov on thisGrin
Diane



I have seen your weather forecast and as a result I am sharpening my knife Grin............. so depressing Tongue

Actually number of eyelids is not useless information [unlike the weather forecast]; I find it quiet fascinating; although couldn't be doing with 5 eyelids myself, too complicated when it comes to applying makep, which colour on which lid, or should I do them all the same colour, but maybe that would look too heavy GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin decisions decisions.

Thankyou so much for your kind vote and comments.

Tish
Fefe Plus
5 23 31 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2013 10:58AM
Hahaha....................... Love that, so funnyGrinGrinGrinGrin
Diane
1881 4 India
21 Mar 2013 5:11PM
CLASSIC SHOT.
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Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
22 Mar 2013 3:23AM
This is a lovely close up of this lovely duck Tish !! I like the white eyed duck too Smile
banehawi Plus
12 1.5k 3599 Canada
10 Aug 2013 7:19PM
Just a little soft. Loaded mod. Mainly contrast and sharpening, and added a bit to the top. Settings look decent. 1/500 was the minimum for hand holding, - so a little faster can help; and stop down the aperture from the max open. It again means higher ISO. 1/600 at f/8 would be covered by ISO 1000. I like that bokeh water drop effect in the grass.



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