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Old Mar 20, 2008, 11:26 PM   #1
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In continuation from my last post, I also found 2 Ring Necked Ducks at this same park. Cute little fellahs. I really like their striking bills. These ducks stayed out much further in the middle of the pond. This actually worked out well in regards to the backgrounds. Since they were further away from the opposite shore, this helped to create a much cleaner bokeh background. I also like the water better in these shots. More of a greener shimmery-ness to it. Again, the key to getting shots like this is a very low angle. I put out a picnic blacket at the water's edge and I laid down flat on my belly. Then it was just a matter of waiting for the right duck to swim on by and then take sniper shots. Go to your local park with a duck pond early in the morning and give it a try. Just look out for the duck poo. Hahaha.

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3) This shot cracks me up. He's trying to give me a stare down. Hehehe.



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Old Mar 20, 2008, 11:31 PM   #2
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Once again fantastic shots. Ringed Necks do have a sophistication about them. Remind me, what setup are you using? It's really working for you. That first shot is beautiful.



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Old Mar 20, 2008, 11:38 PM   #3
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Once again fantastic shots. Ringed Necks do have a sophistication about them. Remind me, what setup are you using? It's really working for you. That first shot is beautiful.



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thanks steve. i shoot with a canon 20D and canon ef 400mm f5.6 lens.

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Beauties Hung! I like your method, but I'd probably get down and wouldn't get up again. ....cheers...Don
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Fabulous shots, Hung. Great angle, color & calrity.
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That first one works nicely for me... maybe tone down the white in the chest a bit.


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You had a great plan the results are fantastic.



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Beauties Hung! I like your method, but I'd probably get down and wouldn't get up again. ....cheers...Don
lol!!!
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Fabulous shots, Hung. Great angle, color & calrity.
thanks bob. in some respects i actually kinda like these shots better than my wood duck shots.

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That first one works nicely for me... maybe tone down the white in the chest a bit.

thanks mike. i like that shot alot too. those darn white highlights are the bane of my photography existence!!!!! i saw that immediately when i opened up the pic in photoshop. ugh, but i really like the overall composition so i went ahead and post processed it. my fault for not checking the histogram and adjusting the EC in the first place. if i had shot in RAW do you think that these blown highlights would have been fixable in post processing? suggestions always appreciated.

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