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Wood Duck
Wood Duck
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Challenge: Birds II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Location: Hermann Park, Houston Texas
Date: Jan 26, 2008
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Nature
Date Uploaded: Jan 27, 2008

This beautiful duck is in a large park in downtown Houston.

Statistics
Place: 12 out of 251
Avg (all users): 6.8945
Avg (commenters): 8.1111
Avg (participants): 6.6563
Avg (non-participants): 7.1165
Views since voting: 3559
Views during voting: 397
Votes: 199
Comments: 32
Favorites: 3 (view)


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02/04/2008 01:32:14 AM
Wow! You really blew away your previous PB. This is one of the shots that I went looking for after the challenge to see how well it did. The focus on those colors is perfect. Great job.
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02/04/2008 12:21:16 AM
Yep - a well-earned high score. Love the colors and the reflection.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/03/2008 07:33:57 PM
A great subject to work with. I like the low POV and the reflection in the water adds a nice touch. Colors, focus, lighting, and DOF are great. Bump
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02/03/2008 12:58:06 PM
nice bird...nice shot. luv the colors.
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02/02/2008 05:01:15 PM
Excellent! Great color.
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02/02/2008 11:51:40 AM
Beautiful bird, but what makes the shot for me is the lovely tone on the water. I might have cropped just a tad higher, as the partial reflection of the head in the water is a wee bit distracting. Still a 9 from me.
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02/01/2008 08:57:02 PM
This is totally opposite of what I would normally say in my comments, but I wish you had backed off a bit and get the full reflection of the bird in the shot. As is its a nice shot, but I wonder what it would have looked like with the full reflection.
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02/01/2008 03:37:01 PM
This is amazing DOF-how did you capture those beautiful strokes in the background? What kind of lens did you use....? Fantastic shot! 10
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02/01/2008 09:45:12 AM
9 - Beautiful colors and texture in the water, complement this extraordinary bird perfectly. Like your crop.. wonder whether the white of the neck in the reflection removed might have given a fraction more impact, but minor.
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01/31/2008 12:27:27 AM
Looks like a toy well defined.
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01/30/2008 06:30:04 PM
Beautiful detail. I wish you chould have included all the reflection.
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01/30/2008 06:01:37 PM
Whoa! This leaps off the screen.
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01/30/2008 05:53:43 PM
Quite nice, a little hot on the beak, so not perfect, butnice. Good colors, contrast, saturation.
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01/30/2008 02:07:39 PM
I love the bird, the background, the colors ... Very nice picture.... 10
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01/30/2008 06:48:31 AM
An excellent definitive shot of this species. Beautiful rich color and very nice detail. The water forms a wonderful watercolor backdrop to showcase the bird.
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01/29/2008 08:14:17 PM
Very sharp, lovely colors...just very nice all the way around!!
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01/29/2008 02:47:52 PM
A classic study shot with beautiful complimentary background colours and pattern.
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01/29/2008 01:47:19 PM
Beautiful.
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01/29/2008 11:21:50 AM
Beautiful - the water is just gorgeous.
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01/28/2008 09:36:07 PM
background is really neat. i think catching more of his reflection would have made it even better. but i like it this way, too.
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01/28/2008 07:07:21 PM
very beautiful. 8
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01/28/2008 04:22:40 PM
Very nice, would have liked to seen the full reflection, but still a nice photo.
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01/28/2008 03:26:19 PM
I love wood ducks, they are so colourful. I almost wish I could see the entire reflection here, but nonetheless it's a wonderful photo.
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01/28/2008 02:46:41 PM
he is perfect, all of the things that should be there are, great colours, clean crisp simple and very well shot, love it, 10 straight across the board
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01/28/2008 02:12:00 PM
man i keep givin out these tens there gunna think im throwing the challenge,lol-10!
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01/28/2008 10:36:59 AM
Wow, wonderful color in this shot - changed from a 9 to 10 after looking through the others!! Good luck!!
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01/28/2008 07:32:34 AM
You cropped it too close, the reflection should be whole. Nice woodie though
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01/28/2008 06:29:05 AM
I would have liked it better with the entire reflection included
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01/28/2008 05:21:16 AM
Beautiful duck. I wish the reflection had not been cut off though. Nice DOF. The colors are perfect - not over saturated. Focus is sharp with details brought out nicely.
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01/28/2008 04:57:58 AM
Stunning sharpness and colours, possibly a shame that you dont get to see all of the reflection but nonetheless has a real wow factor
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01/28/2008 01:51:34 AM
This is really nice.... The colors are awesome.
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01/28/2008 12:55:15 AM
Wow. these are my favourite birds...and I have never been able to take a photo of one. great work!
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