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Didn't have any food for him... so quack and splash... just about got it :-)
File information
Album name:mpfenton / Wildlife
Keywords:Duck Splash
Camera:Olympus E500
Lens:Olympus Digital 40-150mm (Taken at 40mm)
Shutter Speed:1/640
Author's Comments:Drove me quackers trying to get this shot
Editing Performed:Crop, Levels adjustment, Slight HDR adjustment, Vintage, Colour boost
File Size:244 KB
Date added:Oct 25, 2013
Dimensions:900 x 599 pixels
Displayed:41 times
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JOHN  [Oct 26, 2013 at 09:21 AM]
Had to do a double take before I could see what was happening, but a super shot pin sharp and caught at exactly the right moment.
I looked at the image an guessed it was a fast shutter speed because of the "frozen" water droplets, but I think to get this amount of sharpness at only f/3.5 is excellent, and a photo which is that bit different too, i.e. not just a sitting duck. Also just to mention it surprised me just how much water is displaced as the duck lands, something that you would not normally see. very well done.
Beermonsta  [Oct 26, 2013 at 07:24 PM]
Great detail and colours where it matters, Great timing to capture the duck hitting the water, the vignette is a touch strong, but it works for me as it helps us concentrate on where the action is, Well done.
alanuk  [Oct 27, 2013 at 03:06 PM]
Oh yes, spot on for timing; like a duck to water. Spot on, too, for the camera settings as it frozen the action and given you the detail; you can even see the duck's body below the water. Just a niggle - I don't think the vignette adds to the image really, especially as the duck's head is quite close to the left of the frame.
mpfenton  [Oct 28, 2013 at 08:22 AM]
Thanks for the comments... the vintage is a little heavy but a swan was invading my frame lol. started to clone out but the results still kept catching my eye so thought this was a good compromise.
Photojunkie  [Oct 30, 2013 at 05:34 PM]
Sorry I'm late Mark - what a smasing shot! Love the frozen capture of all the water around ..her? What fun, you've both made a bit of a splash!
AlanJohnPhoto  [Nov 03, 2013 at 12:40 PM]
One of those shots that we all wish we had taken. Love it. I do agree about the vignette.
Helen  [Nov 03, 2013 at 03:28 PM]
Sorry I'm late Mark with my comment. You have captured a superb action shot of the duck as it lands in the water just at the right time & the effects it has made in the water. Love it