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Apr 15, 2012 16:21 |  #1

I was watching this duck for a while, and right when it raised its head from underwater I took the shot. I liked it because the water looks like a smooth coating on the duck's back.
Is it too blurry?

Taken w/100mm macro lens and heavily cropped, almost down to 1:1.


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Apr 15, 2012 16:36 |  #2

I think its a good shot, although the water rolling off is blurred...I don't think that is necessarily a bad thing as it introduces motion. Although, I think it might have looked even better if the motion was froze.

What shutter speed were you using?

Edit: Just looked at the EXIF. I'd try bumping up to 1/500 or even higher for a crisp shot of these usually slow moving animals.



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Apr 15, 2012 20:15 |  #3

Nice, Wish the pond was not so brown, but the bird and water look great.




  
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Apr 15, 2012 20:47 |  #4

...just like water off a duck's back...


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Apr 15, 2012 20:53 |  #5

Your "duck" is a Canada goose.


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Apr 15, 2012 21:06 |  #6

That's what I was thinking also but haven't seen any with so much brown in the plumage.


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Apr 15, 2012 21:40 |  #7

Haha like the look on the ducks face, though water around it kinda messy and the photo has too much brown in it. But overall nice capture :)




  
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Apr 16, 2012 08:40 |  #8

Naturalist wrote in post #14271951 (external link)
Your "duck" is a Canada goose.

"Quack quack" vs. "honk" is the only way I can tell the difference, and this one was too busy dunking its head in the water to make any noise...

The original water had a bluish tint so I reduced the blue, I guess brown isn't much better. I'll do an edit later tonight.




  
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Apr 16, 2012 11:01 |  #9

Nice capture - I really like the water running off his back. It is fun to watch their antics. It generally doesn't take too much to get them rather vocal.

If the title of your thread had been Goose in action I'll bet you'd get a lot more hits on it.

Naturalist wrote in post #14271951 (external link)
Your "duck" is a Canada goose.

Thank you for not ascribing nationality.;)


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Apr 16, 2012 12:19 |  #10

Titus213 wrote in post #14274649 (external link)
Thank you for not ascribing nationality.;)

:lol: +1! So rarely is it done correctly...




  
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Apr 16, 2012 18:22 |  #11

I removed some of the yellow and brought back the blue.

Is this better?

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Apr 18, 2012 10:33 |  #12

Edit looks better but you may wanna add a mask and bring back the black eye.


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