Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Male Wood Duck Makes an Approach.

  1. #1
    Super Moderator Daniel Cadieux's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Ottawa, Canada
    Posts
    24,011
    Threads
    3,693
    Thank You Posts

    Default Male Wood Duck Makes an Approach.

    Attached Images Attached Images
     
    I like the "evil" look many ducks can have when looked at straight on. This one was actually looking for a handout. With many mallards, and quie a few Wood Ducks as well, it was a challenge isolating just one individual as they all eagerly came in for seeds. The trick was to throw some food very far - have them all go to that - and then throwing some closer and photographing the leading bird(s) swimming back in as all the others were still busy with the far stuff. Fun times!

    Canon 7DII + 500mm f/4 II, manual exposure, evaluative metering, 1/200s., f/4, ISO 1600, natural light, handheld, FF, a few flecks removed from the water via spot removal. Birds fed seeds and corn to entice them closer.

  2. #2
    BPN Member Tim Munsey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Uk
    Posts
    461
    Threads
    80
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Great POV and enjoying the look of purpose, the perfectionist in me would like symmetry to make it a winner.
    If at first you don't succeed don't be a skydiver
    www.wildphotolife.co.uk

  3. #3
    Avian Moderator Randy Stout's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    SW Michigan
    Posts
    12,992
    Threads
    730
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Daniel:

    Great POV, and yes that intense wood duck stare. The soft light shows off all the subtle variations in the colors. Nice job keeping it sharp at 1/200s on a moving bird. The light rain adds interest. Nice catch lights.

    Well done.

    Cheers

    Randy
    MY BPN ALBUMS

    "Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy" Sir Isaac Newton

  4. #4
    BPN Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Lakeland, FL
    Posts
    5,146
    Threads
    1,385
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Wonderful image, Dan. About as perfect as it gets. I echo Randy's comments. Thank you for sharing.
    Joe Przybyla

    "Sometimes I do get to places just as God is ready to have somebody click the shutter"... Ansel Adams

    www.amazinglight.smugmug.com

  5. #5
    Lifetime Member Mike Poole's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Manchester, England
    Posts
    2,777
    Threads
    269
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Spot on as ever Dan - not sure how you seem to get the level of detail you do at such slow shutter speeds!

    Mike

  6. #6
    BPN Member William Dickson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Fife, Scotland
    Posts
    5,867
    Threads
    828
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Great detail and awesome colours. Love the stare with a great POV. Very nice.

    Will

  7. #7
    BPN Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    Ithaca, NY
    Posts
    6,489
    Threads
    1,259
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Love the colors of this one. The faint rain is nice as well. Great low angle and head on approach.

  8. #8
    BPN Member Alex Becker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    Princeton, NJ
    Posts
    1,464
    Threads
    164
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Awesome low angle, setting, colors, and detail. The rain is a great touch. Amazing detail given the lower SS. TFS

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Web Analytics