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The hunt

By bthorud  
This little duckling kept hunting mosquitos right infront of me. Was waiting for the perfect moment and after some misses I finally got the image I wanted. He got what he wanted too Smile

Tags: Birds Duckling Feeding time Wildlife and nature Birds wildlife nature

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User_Removed 6 328 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2017 12:08AM
Lovely image - they are mighty quick in these lunges....
dimalexa 3 5 Greece
7 Mar 2017 12:36AM
A superb snapshot, excellent photo!
Dimitris
Spkr51 4 United States
7 Mar 2017 1:17AM
Excellent capture ***** SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
tonyguitar 8 77 37 Canada
7 Mar 2017 4:21AM
Slow the shutter from 3200 to 2000 and use F/11 - f/14 yet this is fine. Just my general opinion. You have the prey in view right in front and that's hard to beat. TG
7 Mar 2017 6:54AM
Lovely image. Well captured.
7 Mar 2017 12:37PM
Great shot - not easy to do better.
Possible improvements : more depth of field by going to f8 or f11, slower shutter to compensate should not be a problem. Leave a bit more room bottom and right ie in front of the subject so that the duck seems to be coming into the picture rather than going out of it.
Niknut Plus
10 2.7k 82 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2017 5:02PM
Cracking shot !!.....lovely clarity where it's needed, & so well timed !...top notch !.Grin
pamelajean Plus
14 1.4k 2168 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2017 5:48PM
Hello, Bjoern, and welcome to EPZ and its Critique Gallery.

You arrived here because you checked the "Critique Wanted" option.
In the main gallery, reached by NOT checking that option, you can receive votes and even awards, but not necessarily constructive critique.
This quality image would do well in the main gallery, but there may be a reason why you chose to receive critique, and it would be helpful to know.

The action is beautifully captured, including the mosquito, and the reflection is mirror-like. I find little to critique.

I agree with the comment about space in front of your subject, and have done a modification with canvas added to the bottom.
The second modification is simply to see what the image looked like with the bird's eye on a thirds line.
As an afterthought, I did a third modification where I simply brightened the image.

Pamela.
7 Mar 2017 6:00PM

Quote:Hello, Bjoern, and welcome to EPZ and its Critique Gallery.

You arrived here because you checked the "Critique Wanted" option.
In the main gallery, reached by NOT checking that option, you can receive votes and even awards, but not necessarily constructive critique.
This quality image would do well in the main gallery, but there may be a reason why you chose to receive critique, and it would be helpful to know.

The action is beautifully captured, including the mosquito, and the reflection is mirror-like. I find little to critique.

I agree with the comment about space in front of your subject, and have done a modification with canvas added to the bottom.
The second modification is simply to see what the image looked like with the bird's eye on a thirds line.

Pamela.



Thank you so much. I'm brand new to the site and actually didn't read up to see the difference between the gallery and critique-section. But anyhow, I feel that it was just as well posting it in the critique-section. It made me go back and look at the photo again after reading the comments. This is a great way to improve my own photography rather than getting the ever boring "likes" on social media where nobody really dares to actually critique an image Wink
dudler Plus
17 1.4k 1741 England
7 Mar 2017 7:15PM
And welcome from me, too, Bjoern!

Tahnk you for hte feedbak - it's always nice when we find out what the photographer makes of the comments. I hope you'll come back to the Critique Gallery from time to time, when you have a particular question to pose, or are uncertain about a shot - or jsut for fun, of course!

Even with a D4, there wil lbe benefit in reducing the ISO a bit - 1600 is high for a shot in sunshine, though I acknowledge the need for a high shutter speed to freeze action, and hte desire to stop down a bit to give a margin for error on focussing!

Others ahve already done al lthe work above, though, so this is mainly a 'welcome!' comment.
dark_lord Plus
16 2.7k 710 England
7 Mar 2017 7:49PM
A welcome from me too.

I can't add to the good suggestions already posted.

Just to say your patience and persistence paid off in getting a great behavioural action shot.

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