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Mother and child
Mother and child

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Partners (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Pentax K100D
Lens: Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2 for Pentax
Location: Riverside Ottawa
Date: May 31, 2008
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/90
Galleries: Nature, Birds
Date Uploaded: Jun 2, 2008

I was lucky enough to find these guys on what was supposed to be a rainy day. There were 4 adult geese and 8 goslings. It was mid afternoon and the light was very good. There was a nice irridescent green reflection off the water.

There is no advanced editing on this. I hope that isn't an issue.

Place: 41 out of 155
Avg (all users): 5.7612
Avg (commenters): 5.2222
Avg (participants): 5.3125
Avg (non-participants): 5.9020
Views since voting: 917
Views during voting: 304
Votes: 201
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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06/22/2008 07:55:42 AM
I like the way the grass and tree frame your subject.
Congrats on the high score

06/11/2008 12:31:58 AM
I was going to comment on how it's too bad I didn't get a better DOF. As I went through the setup, I started to question whether it is a lack of sharpness. Goslings can look fuzzy until viewed large. I still thing the little guy's out of the DOF, but I'll look at the original to be sure.

Anyway, this is what I was going to say...
It was evening and they were in shadow. I had to shoot as they walked by and used an f/8... oh well. Actually, I thought it was a more open aperture to get a fast enough shutter speed.

I still like the image and my goal was to better my highest finish. Thanks to you guys, I did just that! I also stopped trying to set up shots for these challenges. I was lucky enough to have a shot from the weekend that met the challenge.

 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/10/2008 10:45:02 PM
Aww. Cute baby goose. Nice shot.
06/09/2008 11:26:06 PM
This always works for me. Good luck!
06/06/2008 09:34:00 AM
Good line which leads the eye across the photo
06/05/2008 03:14:31 PM
the duckling is so cute
06/05/2008 02:38:38 PM
Perfect except the baby is too soft focus.
06/04/2008 03:10:53 PM
deeper dof for the gosling is needed. Or is he just a fuzzy little chap?
06/04/2008 11:37:10 AM
Man do I hate Canada Geese! (Because they poop all over my rollerblade/running path) but this is a great capture.
06/04/2008 10:40:23 AM
this is a very nice image, also like the colors. too bad the little one is out of focus.
06/04/2008 09:25:46 AM
Good background too out of focus though
06/04/2008 04:51:38 AM
would have been nice if the young one was in sharp focus as well

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