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Shelduck late afternoon

By philhomer  
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.

Tags: Duck Wildfowl Wetlands Wwt Slimbridge Waders Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature

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philhomer 7 77 32 England
16 Jan 2013 12:07PM
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.
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
16 Jan 2013 12:24PM
This is really a great set you have here !! V3 is my total favourite Smile

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