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Meet Waldo

Meet Waldo
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Copyright: Adam Hays (Adam73) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 30d
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Pankaj Bajpai's Favourite [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-03-20 22:45
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Favorites: 3 [view]
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My good Friend from TrekNature "Manyee" Introduced me to Waldo today. He is a cute little Wood Duck that seems to be out of place. Manyee met up with me and took me to see this strange little guy. He thinks he is a Mallard. He even has a Mallard girlfriend. :) They are always together and he is the smalles of all the ducks at the lake but aggresive. He is very handsome and Manyee named him "Waldo" I can't believe he has a Mallard girlfriend. Thank you Manyee for introducing me to Waldo. He is a great little guy.

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Hi Adam,
Excellent capture of this wood duck!
I like so much the POV used here and the pose catched on the bird.
I'm curious about DOF and the motion blur effect got at the background.
Was it moving?
I like so much the sharp details got and the color saturation of the image.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

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  • Mariol Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
  • [2007-03-20 23:36]

Hi Adam,
Very nice picture, technically close to perfection.
Bird is very cute and his little story too.
Thanks to you and Manyee,

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-03-21 0:59]

Haha, Adam... Waldo is now famous. : )
That is a super sharp shot of our little spunky friend.
I think you captured his personality perfectly.
The colors are beautiful and the POV is fantastic.
I love the BG.
TFS. : )

nice colors good focus nice expression and good DOF

Hi Adams,

Great sharpness, very neat, lovely colors.
Superb shot.


Good job in getting a level perspective on Waldo! Beautiful shot Adam.

Hi adam ,

A lovely capture with great details , The personality is standing out now as u speak of this guy in the notes.Very good POV ,



Hello Adam,

Very nice clear crisp image of this wood duck the exposure has been well chosen and the colors are fantasic. :)

Hi Adam,
Brilliant capture of colours and a sharp image.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-03-21 4:16]

hi adam,
très joli cliché de ce canard, sa couleur est vraiment géniale, et parfaitement restituée. Très bon détails.


Heya Adam..
Great job on this fella. Good control of colors and i like that you didnt over saturate them. Good simple straightforward composition. Nice one.

Hi Adam,
Excellent capture of this wood duck!


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-03-21 8:52]

Hello Adam,
Waldo is a duck-model and you made a fantastic photo of this model.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-03-21 9:56]

Hello Adam,
Very fine capture of this beautiful duck which you've captured from a very nice angle. Very sharp and fantastic colours. Nice soft background too.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-03-21 11:32]

Hi Adam,

It is a pleasure to meet Waldo. A wonderful closeup of an adorable duck. The colors are magnificent, fine details, wonderful background. A beautiful capture.


hi adam,
this is a beautiful shot, very sharp image, well saturated colours, nice eye contact, well composed, nice pov, lovely dof resulting is a blurry bg,
very well done,
tfs & regards

Hello Adam,
I have been caught by the Wood ducks as well and need to say that this is one of the best shots I have seen of this bird. It is clean and beautiful well done and be sure to thatnk Manynee for th introduction.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-03-21 14:35]

Hello Adam

What a stunning post! This is really splendid and it's definitely one of the most beautiful photos of the wood suck i've seen on TN!
Waldo here seems so be quite a character ;)) I'm not really sure about those inter-species relationships...i don't think they made them legal yet :))))
The low-angled POV here is terrific and it sure gave you an excellent BG so that you can focus all the attention of the viewer to the bird.
The exposure is spot-on and so all the colors and tones came out vivid and lovely. Splendid contrast as well.
The details are magnificently sharp everywhere on the duck and the DOF is impeccable.
The pose in which you caught him here is also great, having that exceptional eye-contact and even a look like: "Hmm...stay away from my girl!" :))
Superb job!

Bravo and TFS

Hi Adam,
a great shot of the colour- and beautiful duck.
Good details and vry good low POV.
The duck standout well from the BG.
Well done.

Hello Waldo

You are a very handsome young man. I like how you have posed proudly for the photo shoot. Your plumage has beautiful colours. The photographer has captured you perfectly. :-)

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-03-21 21:49]

Hola Adam.- Me Agrada esta bella foto. Un exelente trabajo. Exelentes colores y gran nitidez.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-03-22 11:06]

nice to meet your Aldo, he is gorgeous.
You captured him very well, The colors are spectacular and the POV is great. Very nice details and your DOF works very well for this composition.

Good image, Adam
Especially the beckground and the composition are well done.

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-10-01 5:36]

Hi Adam, a great shot of this handsome Wood Duck. The name Waldo suits him. I love the pov showing all his fine markings which are pristine and sharp. Wonderful light and colour. Your shot shows great character.

Hello Adam.

Excellent image, nice composition and colors.
Very good details.

Jose Luis.

great close up, TFS Ori

Absolutely amazing composition...!!!


Vipin Baliga :-)

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