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Before & After #192

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Jun 11, 2009 16:34 |  #16

Shadowblade wrote in post #8078675 (external link)
1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
2. Place the duck on a clean chopping board and remove any excess fat from the neck and body cavities.
3. Rinse the duck thoroughly, inside and out, under a cold running tap and pat dry with a paper towel.
4. Pierce the skin of the duck all over with a cocktail stick or a thin bladed knife, at 1 inch intervals.
5. Rub salt and pepper into the skin of the duck, inside as well as outside.
6. Position the duck on a rack placed in a roasting tray, breast side up.
7. Pour a few cups of boiling water over the duck and into the roasting tray and place into the preheated oven.
8. Roast the duck for up to 3 hours or until no fat remains and the skin is crispy and brown, turning the duck over after every 30 minutes. Basting the duck with the juices may help to release more fat whilst cooking, although this is not necessary.
9. Once the duck is cooked, remove it from the oven and transfer it onto a carving board. Let it rest for 15 minutes before carving and serving.


Now that's what you call PhotoChop Duck!

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Jun 11, 2009 21:48 as a reply to  @ post 8089792 |  #17

This was a fun one for me because I just loved this picture. The drakes were trying to impress the hen and the competition was on.

Lore: You did a nice job with the colors and contrast. I did not even notice the vignette until I read it and was a nice touch. I would have preferred a different crop, but all in all a nice edit.

Monty: The colors of the ducks looked true enough, but the grass was a bit too green .... might be my monitor. I liked the crop, but not feeling the slant. Very nice edit.

Fstopmiami123: Seems a bit blown to me, but I'm thinking you were going for this effect. Looks kind of cool after looking at it for a while, kind of cartoonish. Again, I would have preferred a tighter crop.

Masterwillams: Quak! LOL ... that was cute. The overall picture looks a tad dark to me taking away some of the detail of the drakes. I knew someone would come up with a Quack ... or, I mean a Quak!!

Saphire: I loved the crop, and the birds and grass look as they did when I was there. I also like this type of framing. Nice job.

Shadowblade: It's amazing what you can do in photoshop these days!! Yikes! Thanks for the laugh :lol:

ChristineTx: This was interesting. The vignette was a bit much. Your rendition looks more like a piece of film rather than an old photo ... but thanks for trying something different.

NeverSummer: I really liked what you did with the grass, it was very different. BUT ... you deleted one of my favorite ducks!! :shock: Also the color on the ducks changed completely. I do like how you enhanced the detail though. Nice edit.

NigelD: A red head!! LOL! Thanks, this was funny.

Douglas: A very tight crop, but kind of works with what you have going on here with the frame.

This was fun, and thank you everyone for taking part. I found myself peeking into this thread more then before just to see what everyone had done with my ducks :lol:

All of these were good edits in their own right, but there can be only one winner. My choice was Saphire.

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Jun 12, 2009 08:34 |  #18

Congrats Saphire!

Nice edits everyone :cool:

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Jun 12, 2009 08:40 |  #19

Can't wait for #193 - good selection here everyone :D

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Jun 12, 2009 09:06 as a reply to  @ NigelD's post |  #20

great gob everyone!

congrats sapphire!

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Jun 12, 2009 09:22 |  #21

Wow" What a wonderful surprise Thank you I have only just come home from shopping I will post a photo very shortly.

Please forgive any out of focus images I have a sight problem, (My white stick gets in the way:cool:).Canon 7D 50D,40D, 400 f5.6, 70-200 F4 L, 100mm macro, Tokina 12-24, 580 ex, tube set, Kenko 1x5,1x4,2x.

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Jun 12, 2009 10:51 |  #22

Congrats Saphire!!

Nice go at it everybody.

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