Wood Duck

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  1. SleepingWolf

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  2. Antarctican

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    Lovely! I like how there's movement in the wings (obviously!) but the head is still, and the duck is looking at you
     
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    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Lovely focus on the eye - and getting him looking right at you is great for this sort of shot - normally there is the motion, but less eye contact in such shots.
     
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    I'm thinking I should shoot more often with my strobe :lol: Good pic
     
  5. SleepingWolf

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    Actually, this was taken with natural ambient light...no flash/strobe.
    Shutter speed was set fast enough to freeze head but slow enough to show the motion of the flapping wings.
     
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    Nice capture, I'm kind of liking the blur of the wings in this shot....:)
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I didn't think this was taken with only natural light, either. To me, too, it looks like a photo taken in the sun but with a flash. I'm surprised to hear this was not so.
     
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    A nice image - like the others, I like the wing motion and the sharp eye/head.
     
  9. SleepingWolf

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    A normal intensity flash, (i.e. not a weaker fill flash), would have frozen the wings as well as the neck/head. This is the best of both worlds, I think, as the head stays relatively sharp and the wings express motion. Notice the last line, flash fired=false.

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    Here's some of the technical details if anyone is interested:

    <exif:ExposureTime>1/320</exif:ExposureTime>
    <exif:ShutterSpeedValue>8321928/1000000</exif:ShutterSpeedValue>
    <exif:FNumber>9/1</exif:FNumber>
    <exif:ApertureValue>633985/100000</exif:ApertureValue>
    <exif:ExposureProgram>2</exif:ExposureProgram>
    <exif:ISOSpeedRatings>
    <rdf:Seq>
    <rdf:li>400</rdf:li>
    </rdf:Seq>
    </exif:ISOSpeedRatings>
    <exif:ExposureBiasValue>0/6</exif:ExposureBiasValue>
    <exif:MaxApertureValue>30/10</exif:MaxApertureValue>
    <exif:MeteringMode>5</exif:MeteringMode>
    <exif:LightSource>0</exif:LightSource>
    <exif:Flash rdf:parseType="Resource">
    <exif:Fired>False</exif:Fired>
     
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    Perfect timing on this shot. The exposure was perfect, great job.
     
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    Cool image.....I really like the wing motion
     

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