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Jan 09, 2007 14:19 |  #1

I am not a nature photog but I happen to capture this on my lunch hour near my office where some ducks were in a local pond. I thought it was ok concidering I shoot rock bands not birds. lol

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Jan 09, 2007 14:55 |  #2

Sorry i don't see any photos


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Jan 09, 2007 15:19 |  #3

Must be on your end because I have checked it on three different computers on two different internet connections.

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Jan 09, 2007 15:47 |  #4

MDoc wrote in post #2514287 (external link)
Sorry i don't see any photos

Dude...they ducks flew away...:)

J/K I can see the shot. Nice...where is it ?


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Jan 09, 2007 18:34 |  #5

silvex wrote in post #2514460 (external link)
Dude...they ducks flew away...:)

J/K I can see the shot. Nice...where is it ?

Taken at lunch today just outside Kingston, Ontario


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Jan 09, 2007 19:41 as a reply to  @ Zeineth's post |  #6

I think you have shot a beautiful habitat picture of a Mallard flock.
I am glad to see that we the Lake Ontario Wildlifers (LOW) are smoking them Ottawa boys in quite a few categories.;)


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Jan 09, 2007 20:06 |  #7

Zeineth wrote in post #2515218 (external link)
Taken at lunch today just outside Kingston, Ontario

I doing a contract near Los Angeles airport. So the only birds I see are 747 and family...:)


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Jan 09, 2007 21:40 |  #8

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I think you have shot a beautiful habitat picture of a Mallard flock.
I am glad to see that we the Lake Ontario Wildlifers (LOW) are smoking them Ottawa boys in quite a few categories.;)

I'm just glad I was albe to get a good shot. Not used to having to try and follow and focus. My regular subjects are not so small and I can predict what they are going to do to a certain degree. This bird thing is all new to me. Not to mention having to deal with so much light and taking pictures during the day. This is all very interesting, I am used to taking pictures in darkness and in the middle of the night in crowded places with annoying drunks to contend with. :rolleyes: oh and see I did not even know what kind of ducks they were, I just knew they were ducks. lol


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Jan 10, 2007 00:38 |  #9

Actually, it's a great shot! It's easy to have the camera decide that you should be focused on the background, or only get one of the birds in the group in focus. The DOF you were using is enough to blur the background nicely to have the Mallards really pop, but deep enough to keep the entire group in focus. Well done!

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Jan 10, 2007 08:21 |  #10

Ed Rotberg wrote in post #2517164 (external link)
Actually, it's a great shot! It's easy to have the camera decide that you should be focused on the background, or only get one of the birds in the group in focus. The DOF you were using is enough to blur the background nicely to have the Mallards really pop, but deep enough to keep the entire group in focus. Well done!

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Jan 10, 2007 08:35 |  #11

SWEET! The drake with the green head is right in the sweet spot and foreground. The fence and the hill make excellent leading lines with the trees. Incredible focus and elements through out the whole picture. Perfect for framing and your portfolio!

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Jan 10, 2007 13:33 |  #12

Zeineth wrote in post #2516195 (external link)
I'm just glad I was albe to get a good shot. Not used to having to try and follow and focus. My regular subjects are not so small and I can predict what they are going to do to a certain degree.

you can do the same with waterfowl and other wildlife ;) after a while .

as for what kind of ducks they are, as an old rocker (i saw hendrix in 68 when he wasn't a star yet)i have the same problem with the bands now:D :D

nice shot and hard to grab with the background you had. anytime you can get a flock like that in focus with very little for contrast in the background its a success;)


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Jan 10, 2007 15:20 |  #13

very well done, man. You have an eye for this sort of thing, keep it up!


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