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Rise and shine duck
Rise and shine duck
kurtmooreoh


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2009-07 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon PowerShot A720IS
Location: Marion, OH (McKinley Park)
Date: Jul 29, 2009
Aperture: f 4.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Animals, Birds
Date Uploaded: Jul 29, 2009

Photo taken about 7:30 a.m. at a local park with a pond that is a popular destination for families who want to feed the ducks. The ducks were still waking up and making their way slowly to the water.

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08/18/2009 02:38:18 AM
HI from the C Club

That would be a female mallard, nice birds.

Your focus is not so sharp on the bird, the focus seem to be on the plank of wood just in front of her. A tighter L crop right up to her tail may have helped with this shot. Play around with zooming in and out with your camera. in post processing some sharpening would have gone a long way with this, play around with the brightness shadow and curves and see if that doesn't add to this shot too

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08/03/2009 07:14:27 PM
The bright sun & shadows didn't help this picture. It's also slightly blurry (and doesn't seem to be on purpose).
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08/02/2009 03:21:49 AM
over exposed unfortunately
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08/01/2009 12:20:59 AM
Seems almost a snapshot to me, I'm afraid. The sunrise color is very strong and the subject does not seem to stand out against the background. Some blown highlights on the wall in the background are a problem as well. Some selective editing is possibly called for here. I wonder how a b/w version of this might look. I often do that when the colors don't work.
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