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Shelduck late afternoon

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A few images from a trip to WWT Slimbridge yesterday - i shan't attempt to name them all, see Barrie (Fotofunguy) if it matters

This one was deliberately under-exposed to give a partial silouhette and retain the colours of the reflected sunset.

Camera:Canon EOS-1DS Mark II
Lens:300.0 mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:15 Jan 2013 - 5:06 PM
Focal Length:420mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/3200sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Shelduck late afternoon
Username:philhomer philhomer
Uploaded:16 Jan 2013 - 11:52 AM
Tags:Duck, Pets / captive animals, Slimbridge, Waders, Wetlands, Wildfowl, Wildlife / nature, Wwt
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philhomer  559 forum posts England32 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2013 - 12:07 PM

V2. (Black something Stilt ?) Deliberately kept dark both to reduce the chance of burning out the highlights but also to give maximum contrast between the suject and the water.

Would be interested to see comments relating to reflection - previously i held the habit / opinion of including all of the subject in a reflection but then a local club judge suggested that doing so insulted his ability / common sense to envisage it's existence.

V3. Male Meganser - pleased to have captured this one but not so happy that it chose to display with a potentially distracting background - hence didn't take too many here.

V4. This one was taken primarily becuase i liked the reflection - despite the fact that the bird itself (Redshank ?) had no catchlight in it's eye. You will see that for the majority of other images i waited for the subject to turn / lift it's head to gain the catchlight - a somewhat pedantic habit i have picked up from my better half.

Last Modified By philhomer at 16 Jan 2013 - 12:13 PM
Hermanus  3 South Africa
16 Jan 2013 - 12:24 PM

This is really a great set you have here !! V3 is my total favourite Smile

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