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Whistling Duck


Posted by MalcolmBenn on Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:57 pm

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Thought I'd try an oil painting version of one of the shots I got at Estero Llano Grande State Park in south Texas in April.

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by Ron Day on Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:25 pm
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This had to be a fine image at the outset, because as a painting it is simply delightful. The pose, composition, and flight angle are all spot-on, and there is just enough texture applied by the filter to provide a lovely painterly appearance. Very well done, Malcolm.
 

by Cynthia Crawford on Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:11 am
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Beautifully done, Malcolm- just the right amount of texture and softness in the background. The duck looks great-lovely detail and , as Ron says, must have been a wonderful photo in the first place. Lovely to see this enhancement.
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by david fletcher on Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:55 am
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Ron Day wrote:
This had to be a fine image at the outset, because as a painting it is simply delightful. The pose, composition, and flight angle are all spot-on, and there is just enough texture applied by the filter to provide a lovely painterly appearance. Very well done, Malcolm.


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by Peter Ireland on Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:23 pm
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Nicely done Malcolm, such a striking image/effect.
 

by Carol Clarke on Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:24 pm
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I love whistling ducks anyway, but this is a beauty of a shot, Malcolm and the subtle painting enhances it perfectly!

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by MalcolmBenn on Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:42 pm
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Ron, Cynthia, David, Peter and Carol, thank you so much for your kind comments. I'm always a little nervous when I do one of these variations as I don't feel particularly competent with my skill level compared with many that post in this Gallery but I actually saw this image as an oil painting when I was taking it. The background grasses and reeds in that light with the birds flying fairly low to stay out of a strong head wind was what tipped me in that direction. Seeing the end product as you are shooting is such an amazing feeling ... thanks again for the kind comments and the EP.
 

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