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Ruddy Shelduck

Ruddy Shelduck
Photo Information
Copyright: Akif Aykurt (Raptorman) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 649 W: 11 N: 1065] (10388)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-02
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-10 11:34
Viewed: 5644
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ruddy Shelduck ( Tadorna ferruginea ) Tr : Angıt , at Sariyar Dam Lake at Ankara , photo taken with 300 mm F:4 Lens + 1.4X Extender.
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Hello Akif,
A very pleasant compostion!
Simple and beautiful, where the bird is nicely captured in action...
Attractive colours and details, reflection is a nice addition!
Pablo -

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  • yasi (60)
  • [2007-06-10 13:43]

Merhaba Akif Bey,
Çok güzel bir fotoğraf,hava da asılı kalmış
sanki,ellerinize sağlık
selamlar yasemin..

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2007-06-10 15:37]

Hi Akif
Very nice compo, but the very strong contrast between the upper wing coverts and the dark water makes this impossible to manage (coverts burned out but all other parts perfect).

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  • falke Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 153 W: 18 N: 479] (1863)
  • [2007-06-10 16:41]

Wow, Akif. This is great! Extreme lightning and wonderful colours. I think the reflection in the water makes it even more interesting.

Regards/Bengt Falke

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-06-10 16:52]

Hi Akif. a bird i have not seen.so thanks for loading. nice bule on the wings. a veru streamline looking bird. good detail and colour. a great in flight shot. vert well done TFS.

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-06-10 22:50]

The focus is razor sharp producing outstanding details in this in-flight shot. In the areas where the bright sun was shining on your subject, the colors are blown out (but I am sure that you are aware of that). The only thing I can think to do in case like this is to underexpose by at least one f-stop. In manual mode, set aperture a f5.6 and then select a shutter speed of about 1/1250s. The water will be almost black, but you can adjust that in post processing. Underexposed is not so difficult to correct. Overexposed cannot be corrected once the shot is taken.

Hi Akif,

Very good photo wit a very good composition, Bravo.

Best regards, Cezar T.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-06-11 7:11]

Hello Akif,
Very fine capture of this Shelduck in flight showing its beautiful wing colours. I like the reflection in the water and the water reflection in its right wing. The white is a bit sharp otherwise a great composition.
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hello Akif,
Great capture nice colors and POV lovely reflection on the water well done regards/Lawhill ;-)pt

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-06-11 10:52]

Hi Akif,

The colors on this Rudy Shelduck in-flight are marvelous. I love the dark background with the lovely reflection giving it a touch of light.


Hola Akif.
Precioso momento el que has capturado.
Buena luz y fabulosos reflejos.
Saludos amigo, JL.

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  • mutan Silver Star Critiquer [C: 13 W: 0 N: 0] (329)
  • [2007-06-28 7:03]

biraz fazla pozlanmış ancak yansıma ve anı ile gerçekten hoş bir sahne...

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