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duck snooze

By guitarman74uk  
lazy duck snoozing one autumn afternoon in Christ Church grounds in Oxford.

Tags: Autumn General Duck Sleep Christ church Wildlife and nature Humour and fun

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SusieH 13 67 England
22 Oct 2006 11:18PM
Great capture - I've never seen a duck stood on one leg resting against a tree trunk for a nap - it looks like its on its way home from the pub. Its a good composition but I would have moved the camera a little to the right to give a bit less tree trunk and a bit more room beyond its tail. Would try to sharpen it a bit in PS, but still a nice image.


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KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
23 Oct 2006 6:38AM
Yes, I agree with Sue's suggestions.
Saying that, this is hilarious and I wish I could give you a click for it! Well spotted.
23 Oct 2006 10:42AM
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Tooth 13 5.8k 227 Ireland
24 Oct 2006 1:10AM
It's a nice comical shot - maybe it thinks it's a dog?

But technically and compositionally it's let down a bit IMO. I'd agree with more room behind its tail, and I'd also lose some of the tree trunk from the left.
Then I'd increase the brightness and contrast selectively but not on the duck's plumage (by slelcting the area outside the duck, or using layers, applying the change then erasing over the duck - quite a few ways to do it) (don't be disheartened, a high contrast image like this(dark tree, white duck) is hard to expose for properly.

Finall, I think the duck itself, but especially its ey, needs to be much sharper

Hope that helps

24 Oct 2006 11:03AM
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24 Oct 2006 11:07AM
thank you very much for the comments and be honest,i dont know anything about PS although i got one..think i need to start stydying it then.Cheers

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