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    Default Morning Wood Duck

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    Shot this male back at the end of May,just as they were starting their eclipse stage. This was one of the last males I saw in breeding plumage. Shot in a Nd slough.
    Processed in Dpp 4 and Photoshop, neat image .I tried to get more detail in the head but this was the best I could get in those dark areas
    Thanks for any comments or critiques.
    Canon 5D Mark 1V
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    A very nice image, with reflection, low shooting angle and BG.

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    The light is absolutely beautiful.
    Love the color of the water and the little droplets near the face.
    I like how the blues of the water transition to the yellows.
    Great head position.
    Only way to make this image better would be to have a perfect reflection but I would be thrilled to have this in my portfolio,
    Gail

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    Very nice indeed, personally I would like a tad more space on the LHS. Colours look good. Assuming the raw file was fully exposed I think you could tease more detail out of those dark feathers using curves/luminosity masks and or blending techniques. Having said that ..very nice indeed.

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    Beautiful bird and light Kevin! I agree with all the comments above. The droplets and the iridescence really make this image for me. I would try to eke out more detail in the blacks though. Well done!

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    What a lovely shot. I particularly like the light, and the fg/bg transition. Well captured.

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    Looking real good Kevin.... Fab light which has created beautiful colours throughout the image. Nice detail and pose. Very pleasing to the eye.

    Will

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    Bird, pose, light and shooting angle all great in my book. I think the blacks are maybe a little heavy, but that apart its a great shot

    Mike

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    Beautiful light, exposure in sunlight is about as good as you could do.
    Excellent pose and shooting angle.
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    I love the warm rich light you got here. Super nice low angle, and those water droplets are a neat bonus.

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    Sweet light here. The low angle is great. The pose is not something you see everyday.

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