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Posted by Ramesh Kodavatiganti on Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:51 pm

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My first trip to a well known location for ducks - lots of them and at close quarters. After scouting the evening before i returned to the same site next morning, put on my waders and into the water i went in cautiously. My focus was the Redhead drake! And i saw him feeding amidst the barnacle laden rocky outcrops. The sun just came up and he was in perfect light and even better a nice head angle too! (Tips from duck photography Pro EJ). 
Nikon D850 600/4 on a RRS tripod with a B55 ballhead

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by Ron Day on Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:01 pm
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The warm early morning light really makes the head of the duck glow — a great feature. Very interesting story behind the shot. Nicely done, Ramesh.
 

by Gary Gulash on Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:48 pm
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Awesome lighting to show off that red head in particular. Sounds like a fantastic place to spend additional time to shoot ducks. Good on you to don the waders to get a low angle.
 

by Cynthia Crawford on Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:05 am
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I really like the soft, glowing environment and the colors resulting from the early morning light. This is an artistic photo with such a mood created-a refreshing change from the usual bird-on-a-branch (or in the water) type approach. Very pleasing to my eye.
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by AForns on Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:00 am
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Love the duck and framing !!! Like seeing different and this is !! Excellent framing the eye being such a powerful part in the lower third intersecting line, if I could suggest anything would be a light more room on the bottom left for the rock Do love the image and a Big Congrats !!!
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by david fletcher on Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:39 pm
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So, so much to enjoy with this. Many congratulations Ramesh
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by Carol Clarke on Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:19 pm
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Well done Ramesh! Good to see a different style of bird photography in this very striking image. I love your selective focus, the rich colours and sweet light.

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by Ramesh Kodavatiganti on Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:34 pm
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AForns wrote:
Love the duck and framing !!!  Like seeing different and this is !!  Excellent framing the eye being such a powerful part in the lower third intersecting line, if I could suggest anything would be a light more room on the bottom left for the rock   Do love the image and a Big Congrats !!!




Al, many thanks for your appreciation and suggestions. will apply on another copy. once again many thanks for viewing and appreciating.


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