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Landing Duck
Landing Duck
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Challenge: Portrait Of A Wild Bird (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Stratford, ON
Date: Dec 26, 2009
Aperture: f4
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/100s
Galleries: Birds
Date Uploaded: Dec 27, 2009

Last minute capture...do I think it's the greatest? Not really. The duck could be better in focus, but I do like the blur that's portraying the speed of the duck coming in for a landing. So hopefully I don't get beaten up on it :)

Only had a few moments to focus on this guy before he landed. Shot close to dusk, my camera was in motion tracking him at the last minute. Didn't quite get a complete focus, but I like the shot overall.

Post processing was minimal. Since I'm on holiday, did it on my work laptop. Just some level adjustments, a bit of Gaussian blur to the water and some sharpening.

I need more focal length to get up close an personal for these type of shots. My 24-105 only gets me so far!

Statistics
Place: 119 out of 138
Avg (all users): 5.1667
Avg (commenters): 5.3750
Avg (participants): 4.9000
Avg (non-participants): 5.3125
Views since voting: 433
Views during voting: 332
Votes: 198
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/03/2010 11:42:45 PM
Great capture. With the blurred background, it looks almost like it is falling.
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01/01/2010 08:45:31 AM
Good looking action freeze shot, nice and crisp with the pan.
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12/30/2009 04:56:12 PM
Great shot but slightly out of focus.
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12/30/2009 02:06:48 PM
Nice shot, but the image quality is too low, 5.
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12/30/2009 12:06:42 PM
I like your composition, and the way the duck's colors stand out against the neutral background.
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12/29/2009 06:22:12 PM
Good capture. Nice rule of thirds too. I would like to have seen a bit closer view of the bird.
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12/29/2009 12:33:44 PM
Great action capture.
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12/28/2009 02:22:17 PM
A bit OOF and soft, but good shot overall.
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