Wood Duck

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  1. Michaelaw

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  2. pugnacious33

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    Sharp!
     
  3. Overread

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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    Very cool. I like wood ducks.
     
  6. LaFoto

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  8. Overread

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    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)
     
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    Nice shot!!

    The surreal water is a neat effect and the bird is nice and sharp.

    Cheers
     
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    Freaking awesome.

    That shot would be great for an oil painting or a colored pencil drawing.
     

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