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Foam bath

Foam bath
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Copyright: Jeppe Madsen (Jeppe) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 36 W: 0 N: 33] (193)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-07-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1, Leica 35-430
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Aquatic Birds - Aves Acuáticas [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-07-26 16:55
Viewed: 7183
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Thanks to Adam for giving us a new site - hopefully this will take the "pressure" of TE.

This must be the cleanest mallards around ;-)
The foam was made by nature in a lake and was collected in a little pond, with connection to the lake. - The mallards was very fond of the white stuff.

I posted the pond view here

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-07-26 17:03]
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Welcome to TN. I like the composition and definition in this scene. I wonder what causes the foam?

Wonderful capture, Jeppe - welcome to TN. Funny scene, it almost looks like they are doing some "synchronous swimming" performance, in which the postures and even the amount of foam on the beaks are quite identical :-) Very nice.

Welcome to TN Jeppe, great 1st post here, lots of detail even in the white foam.
is the foam formed by water going over a drop or by bacterial action?

Welcome on TN Jeppe. Are you sure it is not you bathtop indisguise ;-). Very clear (clean ;-) shot of these mallards in a funny situation. I like the syncron effect in this picture and the composition too.

Good shot! I'm not usually a big fan of Mallard shots, but this is hilarious - you've done it again! Technically there's quite a bit of chromatic aberration around the bottom of the lower Mallard and the tail of the upper one - try using Hue/Saturation and knocking the Magenta right down, I don't think it'll harm the rest of the image, but it should reduce the appearance significantly. The CA makes me wonder what camera/lens you're using though? I might also be tempted to try a little Contrast Masking to bring out some of the shadow detail a little more too. Anyway, an excellent shot and it's great to see you on TN :-D

Are you quite sure you didn't happen to empty a bottle of dishwashing liquid into the pond by mistake ;-))
I can see some problems with the capture; the reddish cast on the ducks and a certain darkness caused in all likelihood by the contrast to the white foam, but I like the look of the two anyway.

Looking at the pond, i guess you must have got wet feet taking this one. I love the detail in the mallards and also the "simpleness" of the composition. Great work!

Glad to see you in green world of TN:),dear Jeppe!
Your start is great work,it's your sign!by controlled the all elements from POV to framework for creat a fine composition.
Also it's very lovely,perhaps it return to this kind of birds,I like them :)
An excellent natural contrast you captured & very well you managed it in your work,Well done!
It's an admirable shot for start,I enjoy by watching your great shots,thanks dear Jeppe!


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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2004-07-27 2:41]

Hi Jeppe, splendid to see you here, and certainly with a beautiful photograph of those ducks in their bath. Lovely

Good one Jeppe,
I really like the contrast from the ducks in the white foam. Very good composition, and well seen. Good job

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2004-07-27 9:17]

Excellent shot.
I like the composition with the two ducks on a diagonal,nice detail and colours also.
very well done.

Wow..unusual for sure Jeppe! All that foam..and then some life forms enjoying it..hmmm, not polution for sure then ;)) Anyway love the softness of the foam bringing those two lovely guys an angelical apearance :) Good job!

They look like frozen ! very creative picture, excellent focus on the subjects, and good exposure

Hi Jeppe, I'm back. Very interesting photo. The two ducks on the white foam makes for a very different type of photo. The foam on both their beaks is a very nice touch. Well done!

Welcome to TN. This is an unusual capture. The foam realy does not look natural. But this is how we learn. Nice touch the foam on both beaks. Thanx for sharing.

Ha, ha, ha, a g a i n this is one, only you can do and that's really only you, always an unexpected picture, LOL !
It's funny, Jep !
Be a great one here too !

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  • Tim Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 0 N: 27] (105)
  • [2004-08-20 13:02]

Very cool shot Jep! I like the others too. Good job my friend. God's best, Tim

Oh yes, I saw these two on TE. They sure get around in their bubble bath. And an interesting phenomenon it is. Your shot is as always impeccable and beyond critique - and with all that white, that is even a fine feat. But I will find something to recommend in another shot, OK?

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2004-09-12 1:56]

Belle composition pour ces deux canards dans cette étonnante mousse...
Well done !

Good composition. I like the foam on the beaks.

Hi Jeppe
Nice photo

Hello Jeppe,
great composition,an excellent natural contrast. Well done!!
Greetings, joaoaedgar.

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