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Challenge: Wildlife II (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Kodak Z740
Location: SURREY UK
Date: Jan 21, 2006
Aperture: F3.20
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/250 sec
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 23, 2006

Crop, Auto Levels & slight dodge on Beak & Head

Place: 34 out of 261
Avg (all users): 6.4383
Avg (commenters): 8.2000
Avg (participants): 6.0481
Avg (non-participants): 6.6227
Views since voting: 1751
Views during voting: 431
Votes: 324
Comments: 18
Favorites: 4 (view)

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02/09/2006 07:23:51 PM
What got my attention was the water, what stunned my attention was the entire picture! All I can say is.. FANTASTIC STUNNING MARVELOUS REMARKABLE... And ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!!

Look for my other comments on other photographs.. I'm usually more negative than positive..

This is a rare add to my favorite photographs!

Behold the work of a true photographer!
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02/07/2006 05:11:44 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club

Beautiful picture, Crisp colors and focus is dead on. The metallic look of the water is a great asset to the picture as a whole. It really reflects some interesting patterns, hues and brings out the subject wonderfully. The orange of the leg is very nice addition, you don't get too many picture of ducks in the water that have that detail. The only problem I see with this is the position of the duck. Most try to position the subject so as they are moving into the picture, here it appears the duck is moving out of the picture. Had you shifted the subject a bit more to the left, this would have had a greater impact on the viewers. This would be a great picture to follow the 'rule of thirds' with. If you are not familiar with that, you can pm me and I can explain it to you. Its really quite handy.

Overall, its a great picture. It shows you have good control of your camera, and a good eye for subject matter.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2006 11:57:09 PM
Simply beautiful-9
01/31/2006 10:10:23 PM
Better than the average duck shot. The water looks wonderful.
01/31/2006 04:45:40 PM
Lovely water color.
01/30/2006 05:22:49 PM
Nice sharpness. Color curve manipulation seems to have lost some smoothness, but the overall blue color and metallic effect is striking, and an effective contrast with the mallard. Very nice.
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01/30/2006 07:57:28 AM
Lovely colours. Looks very tranquil
01/29/2006 11:55:14 PM
great colors, vivid and sharp.
01/29/2006 10:47:08 PM
Lovely color captured, great focus and good exposure.
01/28/2006 07:37:28 PM
Does look like velvet....how did you do this?
01/28/2006 08:09:36 AM
This is really good, and love the water patterns.....
01/28/2006 12:24:54 AM
got the glint n the eye.... the color is great....... focus is crisp... it might have been a more dramantic composition had you cropped off center
01/27/2006 10:16:23 AM
Perfect title. WOw - this is stunning. Love the colors and the focus is tack sharp. 10
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01/25/2006 06:04:32 PM
This is gorgeous, well done!
01/25/2006 03:36:59 PM
Beautiful colors of the water. Great contrast...this is a great duck shot.
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01/25/2006 03:22:37 PM
Very nice picture. 10 from me!!
01/25/2006 03:17:28 PM
A little more space infront of duck would help.
01/25/2006 01:33:08 AM
This is a perfect shot...everything about this is great. Crips focus, colour, composition...I cannot fault it...10
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