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Early morning Common Goldeneye


Posted by E.J. Peiker on Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:44 am

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Common Goldeneye - Arizona
a7R IV, 200-600mm @ 600mm, f/6.3, ISO 800, 1/200s 


A very cold morning in Arizona's high country after an overnight snowstorm saw a dawn with some colorful clouds that are reflected on the water.  This was my first shot of the morning which I didn't think would amount to anything because of the very slow shutter speed but the combination of a bean bag on the ground for stability, a slow moving duck, and both in camera and lens stabilization resulted in one of my favorite shots of the whole day.

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by Debapratim Saha on Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:16 am
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Wow! Wonderful portrait.Congrats.
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by Dan Kearl on Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:31 am
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I love these Ducks but your SS was too slow.....
 

by david fletcher on Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:44 am
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Lovely colours EJ
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by E.J. Peiker on Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:59 am
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Dan Kearl wrote:
I love these Ducks but your SS was too slow.....

Did you click on the photo to get it to the size as posted without resampling?  NSN often shows photos soft when you don't click on them due to resampling the image for a smaller view.
 

by Dan Kearl on Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:03 am
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E.J. Peiker wrote:
Dan Kearl wrote:
I love these Ducks but your SS was too slow.....

Did you click on the photo to get it to the size as posted without resampling?  NSN often shows photos soft when you don't click on them due to resampling the image for a smaller view.



EJ, no offense, but the image just looks soft to my eyes... 1/200 will work but I don't think it did here....
 

by E.J. Peiker on Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:16 am
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Dan Kearl wrote:
E.J. Peiker wrote:
Dan Kearl wrote:
I love these Ducks but your SS was too slow.....

Did you click on the photo to get it to the size as posted without resampling?  NSN often shows photos soft when you don't click on them due to resampling the image for a smaller view.

EJ, no offense, but the image just looks soft to my eyes... 1/200 will work but I don't think it did here....

Hmm, none taken, it looks fine on my end.
 

by Ron Day on Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:08 pm
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The reflection of the colorful clouds on the water is absolutely gorgeous. Great pose as well, and the golden eye is killer.
 

by clement on Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:30 pm
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WOW amazing foreground and background colors too along with a beautiful subject
 

by Des on Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:06 pm
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Lovely palette, E.J., but the blacks look grey on my screen?
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by Carol Clarke on Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:18 pm
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The beautiful reflected water colours really make this lovely portrait special!

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by Tusar Bhowmik on Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:23 pm
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Wonderful shot.
 

by himadri roy on Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:42 am
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Amazing detail on head , excellent result with 1/200s. lovely color of clouds on water. Wonderful work sir.
 

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