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By strokebloke  
Enjoying the Sunday morning peace and quiet.
The sun shining - no squabbling males around.
Bliss. Relish it, for as long as it lasts. Smile

Tags: Photo journalism Wildlife and nature

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16 Oct 2012 11:08AM
like the movement in the water here and the title fits well


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Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2012 1:06AM
Glad you were enjoying the Sunday peace and quiet and sunshine.
My only query is why you used ISO 800 as it does seem very bright?
I believe ISO 200 is minimum on Nikon Cameras.
I see you've used 500 shutter speed but don't think you'd need that
to capture a duck.
With smaller garden birds I'd use 1/400 sec shutter speed combined with
ISO 400 maybe.Higher than that and images have not been good!
I'm not an expert so hope somebody else can give benifit of their experience.
Glad you've found a hobby to enjoy following your strokes.
One of my best friends at Camera club also had a stroke and found photography
to be his salvation and he taught me how to use computer and editing software.
strokebloke 9 493 17 England
17 Oct 2012 8:02AM
Hello Kate. You're absolutely right, of course.
These settings were not necessary to take this shot - but I'd been taking some other shots with a lot of movement in them, so the camera was set up for those. This was something of a grab shot, before she realised the I was pointing a long black tubular thing, at her.
They tend to get up, and make for safety when they see you doing so.
When you prepare to take a specific shot, you set up accordingly.
That wasn't the case for me, in this situation.
Hope that explains the settings.

There are also 3 other settings lower than ISO200 on the D300
L 0.3; L0.7; L 1.0
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2012 7:38PM
Regardless of the setting you really have a great image here
and lovely detail and colours also in the water
photography rules are to be broken sometimes

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