This Duck at Home
ha ha I knew I could do it if I kept trying.
Lovely landscape and the duck is just an extra treat. Love it!!!
- jesst (2441)
- [2007-10-23 7:00]
I'm glad that this duck came home. It's wonderful when there is place that you could call HOME.
Well done, thanks!
Another excellent shot for your theme.
It shows this duck's home really well with the water and long grasses.
+++ Great sharpness and excellent detail, even at this distance this is obviously a duck.
A perfect composition with the bird in the centre, being the first thing we look at.
Nice lighting and golden colours. A great story behind it.
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Well done Bob,
p.s It's not really related, but I reckon you would be an awesome travel writer.
And if you ever write a book or if you have written a book, I would/will definately buy it!
- nirmalroberts (2857)
- [2007-10-23 8:53]
Thanks a lot for sharing a picture of your moments in this homely wilderness. I too feel sad for today's generation when I start counting what all they are missing. And they do not even realize that they are missing something.
Regards and best wishes.
- lawbert (0)
- [2007-10-23 10:12]
This is a lovely scene to me..it includes water..I can see slack water to the bottom left and a large band in the background..the outcrop of grass is very enticing..Im a fisherman Bob and you have presented to me a challenge where to cast a line to reveal what lies beneath the picture...
Great framing though and a great note...I want to be there!!
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2007-10-23 10:16]
i like it very much your photo,
because of the scene, because of the wildness
and because of that alone wild duck,
the highlights of the water are doing great
contrast with the background's shadows
TFS for the photo and
for the that GREAT
Thank you for this wonderful text and picture. It's for sure a place where you can get your energy and find peace and calm, as the bird does, although or rather because it's living there.
But I don't agree concerning the "Ipod and cell phone youth" that is not part of the real world. Already the famous greek and roman philosophers said about the youth that they are lost and that their generations lost all the moral values. Now let us think of how many generations existed since then... I would say young people are just different and the values change with the generations and the age.
- nglen (36145)
- [2007-10-23 11:17]
Hi Bob. A very nice picture of the wilderness looks the sort of place that would do me fine. you have captured good natural colours with a nice compostion.once again your notes make interesting reading. well done TFS.
- lise (2877)
- [2007-10-23 13:23]
This picture would make a wonderful painting!
I love that lonely little mallard, he has the whole place to himself. Great composition and colors.
- jaycee (25460)
- [2007-10-23 13:34]
Another lovely scene with the autumn colors and water. The duck is a bonus.
- warnzy (20)
- [2007-10-23 15:22]
I've always loved nature, but I've notice that since I've been taking pictures I notice so much more; and the more I notice, the more I enjoy. I love the colours and light here and you have captured a truely serene moment.
- pablominto (14563)
- [2007-10-24 0:26]
A peaceful scenery, a place to reflect and unwind!
The single bird adds life, telling nature is more than landscapes and water...
As always a high quality note!
- haraprasan (20403)
- [2007-10-24 0:37]
Namastay Mr. Bob,
A nice scenery. Very well composed with excellent colors and DOF. Thanks a lot for sharing.
- PaulH (13882)
- [2007-10-24 1:22]
whata great slice of tranquility you've deposited here on TN for us to share. The lone duck suggests a feeling of solitude and peaceful normality. Just a Duck, going about his daily business of being a Duck, oblivious to the artificial trials and problems of man. A place to sit and contemplate, or maybe just to sit and watch thoughtlessly. Either one is fine. Your almost panoramic format suits the horizontal lines in this one, and the splash of natural browns, coppers and green along the rear bank adds great colour without being distracting. Lovely stuff and a great note...is it called 'Shannonism', the way you write??
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2007-10-24 6:37]
Hi Bob, splendid painting with superb autumnal colors, I like flyng bird and wonderful light, very well done, bravo! ciao Silvio
- c_rapp (738)
- [2007-10-24 19:08]
love the colors and your duck is getting away. But oh well I like chicken more...;) Beautiful view. TFS
- EOSF1 (23955)
- [2007-10-25 5:14]
Hello Bob your notes ( and your pics of course ) have the power to move me a lot. Very good shot of this duck living its life. Beautiful my friend. Have a good day.
Your picture is simply EXCELLENT. Details on duck are very sharp however distance! Beautiful autumn landscape and nice colours...
Your camera is on service of your imagination.
- pierrefonds (12974)
- [2007-10-27 8:35]
A good POV of the lake and of the duck, the photo has a good composition, DOF and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.