Discussion in 'Nature & Wildlife' started by Michaelaw, Sep 20, 2008.
Very nice - I really like that you have used a depth of field that captured the whole bird - whilst also capturing an interesting look to the water.
My on crit is that you are too high - get down low onto eye level with the duck if you can - makes for a more engaging and interesting photo since its an angle most people never see
Just one word: wow. The water looks surreal (not that the duck looks earthly anyway...). One of my favourite images of the week here on TPF.
Very cool. I like wood ducks.
The water DOES look surreal, which is the special element of this photo, but I feel the duck is a tad too dark. I'd love to see SOME more feather detail.
i've always wanted to get a shot of one of these...but i will have to travel far and wide(not native here)
great shot! but as Overread said, getting eye level would be better for these kinds of shots.
Matt - try looking up a wild waterfowel rare breeds breeder or collecter.
Most (ok all) my duck shots come from my dad's home collection of birds and most breeders are decent folk - just got to take things slow to get them used to you - and the ducks are easier as they tend to be in more open pens - pinioned wings mean no need for roofed cages.
If you are slow and carry food for them you can get them really close (in time)
The surreal water is a neat effect and the bird is nice and sharp.
That shot would be great for an oil painting or a colored pencil drawing.
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