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Sleeping Duck - Quiet Please
Sleeping Duck - Quiet Please

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Challenge: Square Crop (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Location: Delta, B.C. Canada
Date: Mar 1, 2006
Aperture: f6.3
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Mar 3, 2006

Female mallard photographed at the Reifel Bird Sanctuary in Delta, B.C. Canada. I cropped to the square shape and changed the color from Adobe to sRGB. Used the cloning tool to eliminate some sensor dust spots and to clean up the rock near the duck. Used highlights and shadows to increase the contrast between the bird and the background. Increased saturation just a tad and sharpened with unsharp mask.

Place: 105 out of 369
Avg (all users): 5.8451
Avg (commenters): 7.3000
Avg (participants): 5.7258
Avg (non-participants): 6.0112
Views since voting: 762
Views during voting: 268
Votes: 213
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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03/19/2006 10:04:50 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club...

Hi AC :)

There is nothing wrong with this photo... the technicals are fine and the composition is ok. The lighting feels a little flat but not too bad. I think the subject/composition just lack interest for me personally. Sometimes a photo has nothing really wrong with it and still doesn't draw much attention. This usually points to the subject choice and/or the composition of that subject. I can't really offer you much on this one other than that. The photo didn't score poorly but it didn't do particularly well either...

John Setzler
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/09/2006 03:55:51 PM
cute,great pic
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03/07/2006 09:42:01 PM
Beautiful color and focus on the feathers.
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03/07/2006 03:41:03 PM
Wonderful shot. Colour is fantastic. Nice focus too.
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03/07/2006 01:52:14 PM
nice job
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03/06/2006 11:43:21 PM
Love the colors of the feathers and their clarity. Nicely done!
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03/06/2006 10:46:20 PM
Great detail in the feathers!
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03/06/2006 06:12:38 PM
The colors look great! Nice detail
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03/06/2006 09:52:21 AM
Nice composition of this sleeping duck. Very nice detail in the feathers. The splash of blue really adds interest.
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03/06/2006 07:51:02 AM
Beautiful colors
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03/06/2006 06:43:21 AM
that bit of blue really sets this shot up...nice sharp shot
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