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The swimmer

The swimmer
Photo Information
Copyright: Stephan Peccini (speccini) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 32] (239)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS D30, Canon 300 f/4 L IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/3000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Baby Animals 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-11-20 12:43
Viewed: 4369
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
I spent about one day near this duckling and his mother.
I was really happy to be with this very interesting duckling.

After the dance, the duckling took a rest in the Baltic sea :-)

Photograph taken in Seurasaari islnad.

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2005-11-20 13:36]

Beautiful pictue Stephan!

Image is sharp and well exposed. Even if DOF is quite shallow, it brings attention on the eye and the beak. The low sun gives a beautiful light and your low POV is very effective.
Great shot and TFS.

I really like this picture. Razor sharp with the light nicely falling on the head. Actually I'm thinking of buying the canon 300 f/4 and this picture makes my descision easier.
Thanks for posting

Hi Stephan

Cuteness is right off the top of the scale. Lovely close details. The water drops are a wonderful bonus. Perfectly composed. Congrats!

bonsoir stephen
belle photo, il est vraiment photogenique ce caneton.bravo.

This is definitely a cute little duck. very well composed with exceptional lighting. Paul :)

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  • Active Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 113 W: 6 N: 19] (1231)
  • [2005-11-20 18:19]

ducks are very nice theme to photograph. You made a wonderfull pic!!! Amazing portarait of a duck baby with good sharpness, BG,contrast and DOF.
The light is also v.good...soft which makes a real good 'atmosphere'.
my congratulations :)
Welcome to my PF with swans :)
TFS:-) and rgds

Excellent closeup of this adorable creature, Stephan.

Beautiful sharp details, catchlight in the eye, POV, lighting, and BG.

Great job on this well composed image, TFS.

Hi Stephan,
Its a good portrait of this duckling. I find the DOF a bit shollow, you had room for a smaller aperture to at least get
the end of the beak in focus. The details in the head and eye is great. And I really like the low POV, did you get wet.:-)
Lovely colours and well composed.
Very well done.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-11-21 3:07]

The details on this baby duck's head are incredibly sharp. The light is beautiful and the POV is excellent. Well done, Stephan, and TFS. : )

Stephan, outstanding image, great pose and nice colors. TFS! Radu

Wonderful shot,got the cute factor but more than that shows excellent lighting and colour too...
Well done...

Excellent capture Stephan! This baby duck is so cute! Amazing details. We can even see the droplets on the feathers! Excellent sharpness and great low POV. Very nice light. TFS!

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-02-21 6:21]


Une brillante prise ici,l'éclairage est fantastique et le focus est très bien dirigé.Félicitations pour l'éclat de la lumière et les couleurs justes et réelles.

Merci Stephan.


Hi Stephan!
Beautiful and sweet! Excellent shot, colors and light! I like it!

What a great shot this is! I love how you have captured such a detailed shot of the duckling's face. I sort of like the shallow DOF it makes the photo seem more like a portrait shot, which is probably what you were aiming for. However that glare is a little distracting in the background, I created a workshop to make it a little distracting!


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