- liquidsunshine (5437)
- [2005-04-14 13:56]
Nice shot Pieter,
He looks very relaxed. You've got the exposure spot on.
Excellent detail, sharpness and colours.
Good title, Thanks for posting
- Fisher (8915)
- [2005-04-14 14:04]
Excelent capture and well done on the composition. The POV is great, I like the angle.
- elroyie (6439)
- [2005-04-14 15:03]
Beautiful song for a beautiful picture, good colours and very good exposure, maybe (I am not sure) more open frame would be better with your title.
- Janice (18832)
- [2005-04-14 16:13]
Hey Pieter, yes, you've got the right equipment now. Nice too! Your Mr Duck's colours are stunning. So shiny and irridescent. Perhaps he is a little soft around the beak and eyes, but he's still very clear to see. I find it hard to get them all sharp all over. Well done!
Another duck :-))))
But I thought ducks left TN!
- AndyB (3982)
- [2005-04-14 16:45]
A very nice capture.
Excellent colours and composition.
He looks quite content,must be because its mating season!
Good work,well done.
Congrats on the new gear. Pragtige foto! The compo and sharpness is very well. The exposure maybe a bit over but not much and it's not distracting. Very well done, Pieter.
Daar sal seker nog vele goeie fotos kom. :)
- hummingbird24 (64)
- [2005-04-14 19:48]
When I can produce images this well, then I will be in a better position to look for any fault with this. For now, you will have to accept that to my eye he is beautiful, the composition is great. The colors, details, and POV are right on. Well done and thank you.
- sandpiper2 (16757)
- [2005-04-14 22:32]
So you've depleted your bank ballance and shot a duck, well done. :)
This looks good to me, the POV and composition is different to the usual water shots of this species on TN. Maybe could have done with a little more DOF, but the colours are nice.
- TAZ (10926)
- [2005-04-15 4:34]
Belle et intéressante composition photographique pour ce superbe canard. Jolies couleurs sur le plumage et bonne nettté grâce à la profondeur de champ bien adaptée.
Well Done !!
- red45 (31094)
- [2005-04-15 5:49]
New hardware and a...duck? ;-))) Nice one, sunny, colorfull. Slightly too shallow DOF IMHO.
Very good Pieter.
You must have a great lens ;-)
Good colours, details, composition and POV. IMO it could be a little sharper.
Very well done.
- marhowie (486)
- [2005-04-15 6:48]
Pieter, Great title, song and photo. That's 3 for 3! I like the ground level POV, half-closed eyes and OFF BG that isolates your subject nicely. Very well done!
Bravo, Pieter, really eye-catching photo.
DOF 4/5 - a little too short, the over-blurred background is distracting
Sharpness 5/5 - not as sharp as some we've seen but it looks REAL which is the most important thing. Over-sharpening looks impressive but can ruin an image.
Improvements? I wonder if the eye would have come out better with a flash?
Larger DOF would definitely improve the photo.
Very nice, though.
I think a note about Mallards in Netherlands would have been better than one from North America! ;)
- olger (744)
- [2005-04-15 7:21]
Je hebt weer een mooie plaat geschoten Pieter, leuk om te zien dat je weet te spelen met de scherptediepte.. Naar mijn idee precies goed! Ik had het persoonlijk leuker gevonden als de ogen verder open hadden gestaan, aan de andere kant lijkt het nu of hij aan het genieten is van de zon..
- Runnerduck (1851)
- [2005-04-15 9:16]
A Cyndi Lauper fan eh?
A lovely shot, is he winking at you?
The colours are amazing, and you were lucky he didn't run away! Great background.
Thanks for posting.
Personal assessment of the photo: excellent.
Great visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
I like this photo very much, in particuliar for the DoF.
- netfalls (0)
- [2005-04-15 11:14]
Very good shot, great expresive pose.
- livios (16942)
- [2005-04-16 17:12]
Pieter, nice title (Janice has one with the same title too) in this great photo.
Excellent colors and composition. Pov and dof are great too.
- poulinp (220)
- [2005-04-17 10:37]
Indeed, the colors are superb. Well done.
Nice pov and diagonal on this DD. Colours also very nice.
In line with your requset, looks at the detail on the feathers ons the bill - it "dissapears" because of the wide f-stop. It looks soft, although it is not really. Clone ont the white grass across his breast.
- rlortie (2058)
- [2005-04-17 17:29]
Hello Pieter, I like your Mallard. He has an attitude. Nice POV and and pose. I think the DOF is Ok for me. I like shallow DOF.
About flash: An external flash like the 420 EX or 580 EX would certainly reach the distance you mentioned and more. But not the built-in flash.
But I do not think this picture would benefit from it. It's ok without flash.
- optic (0)
- [2005-04-17 18:14]
Hi Pieter, this is a very nice capture excellent colours and composition. You did a great work !
- dew77 (13270)
- [2005-04-18 8:30]
Wonderful pose Pieter.I think she was laughing.
Good details,composition and DOf.TFS...
- japie (5187)
- [2005-04-18 20:54]
Wow, the color and sharpness are off the charts here. Very well done and thanks for posting.
- coasties (28054)
- [2005-04-19 4:36]
Nice one Pieter. Very good POV. The sun was just in the right spot. It shows his coat of many colours perfectly. Crisp sharp details. Very good work. TFS