Sunset Swim

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  1. Dioboleque

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    It's a duck! Took this at sunset one day. Likes? Dislikes? Suggestions? Thanks! :sillysmi:

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    I really like the water, its rippely and I can really imagine how it was moving
     
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    Dig the colors in the duck too! Nice image!
     
  4. Overread

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    I like this, but for improvements I would:
    1) try to get more shot where the duck is heading/facing yours is currently off to one side where the duck is not directly heading - more along the bottom would have been nice
    2) try to get down lower (water level is the best!) and get and angle of shooting that the passerby does not often (if ever) see.
    You have the angle of the light right for this shot as it is landing on the surface you are photographing and the depth of field is working well. However I would point out that whilst general depth of field advice for such shots is a very wide apature which is fine when taking a head on or side on shot; but when shooting head on from above (so you can see all the back) like this it is often better to stop down (higher f number) a little to try and get more duck in focus.
    As a final comment the focus is good, but I think you missed his eye - his feathers appear to be sharper on his body - however this is trick when they insist on moving around - especially when they move closer to you.
    Good work and hope to see more!
     
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    What a sweet shot!
     
  6. Dioboleque

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    Thanks for the comments!

    Appreciate the advice Overread! :sillysmi:
     

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