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Just Ducky!


Just Ducky!
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Copyright: Kathy Meader (writerscrawlz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 2 N: 924] (2961)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Cannon EOS Rebel XTi, 28-300mm
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-08-10 16:47
Viewed: 3525
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It's been a long time since I've been to Manito Park, but it was an enjoyable experience. This duck amazed me by how close she came. I actually had to back away; sadly, we had to leave because the sun came out. When we started out, the day was overcast, making it easier for me to get involved in the love of my life: photography!

I do have one proud announcement to make: I won the Judges Choice Award at the local fair on Friday.

For some reason, this duck caught my attention. It was the color, the definition of her feathers, and her webbed feet (hard to see here) as she wandered around the pond. I wish I could explain it, but I felt we bonded...

Enjoy your week and keep snapping!
Kathy :-)

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To goldyrs: thank you!writerscrawlz 1 08-12 10:21
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Congratulations and keep on clicking. You have greatly surpassed the benchmark! Clarity and color and just dog-goned cool!
Bob

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-08-11 5:31]

Slav Kathy,
Good capture of this duck on the water.Excellent sharpness and nice colors.TFS.
Dūrzan

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2009-08-11 20:13]

Great shot Kathy, I love the deepness of the colours in the feather and the sharpness too. Superb! And congratulations!

Francine

Congratulations and then some, Kathy!
This was your 300th!
Awesome!
What a lovely journey for all of us!
bravo!
Goldy

I thought I heard a tapping sound and now I've found the source! Mrs. Mallard was obviously tapping her bill on my monitor screen! i love the 3-D quality to this image. It looks like her head is popping right out. I think you found the sweet spot on that lens. Nice work!

We spent Monday hiking at Mt. Rainier. Overcast sure makes shooting flowers easier too. They were glorious. But we also had the wind !... which was no fun at all. Takes a lot of patience.

TFS
Evelynn : )

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