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p.1 #1 · Scaup, Shoveler, Mallard, RTH


Still trying at getting a lower angle on these guys .

First time I have ever found or seen the Northern Shovelers . They stayed fairly far out in the pond.

Saw the red tailed hawk again, still high up in the tree.

Side view of the Lesser Scaup for Charlie

Thank you for looking . Your suggestions are always requested and appreciated.

Birdie









Mr & Mrs. Northern Shoveler






Lesser Scaup






Juvenile Red Tail Hawk



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Jan 22, 2012 at 04:13 PM
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p.1 #2 · Scaup, Shoveler, Mallard, RTH


Low angle shots always give an extra punch Birdie.
It doesn't look like you're on your belly yet on these.
#1 for me.

Phoo



Jan 22, 2012 at 04:18 PM
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p.1 #3 · Scaup, Shoveler, Mallard, RTH


So good to see someone listen and learn Birdie Your efforts to improve show through in this set. The Mallard as common as they are, is a wonderful shot. The expression and drops of water add so much to the shot. Mr and Mrs S seem to be relaxing the day away. You captured another good expression on the Scaup. The RTH doesn't look far away too me. Well done!

Tim



Jan 22, 2012 at 04:49 PM
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p.1 #4 · Scaup, Shoveler, Mallard, RTH


Low angle shots always give an extra punch Birdie.
It doesn't look like you're on your belly yet on these.
#1 for me.

Phoo



Thanks Phoo! Working my way down to laying in the mess

Birdie



Jan 22, 2012 at 04:49 PM
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p.1 #5 · Scaup, Shoveler, Mallard, RTH


Mallards can be hard to shoot, but you did a good job Birdie. The rest are nice too ~ Ron


Jan 22, 2012 at 05:51 PM
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p.1 #6 · Scaup, Shoveler, Mallard, RTH


The low angles are paying off Birdie and good to see you putting the tips into practice.
Lovely shot of the Mallard with the water droplets adding to it a lot.
I like the combo of MR and Mrs Shoveler too>
Martin



Jan 22, 2012 at 06:30 PM
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p.1 #7 · Scaup, Shoveler, Mallard, RTH


Wonderful set. Lower angle makes all the difference. I like the first shot a lot.
Harsha



Jan 22, 2012 at 06:33 PM
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p.1 #8 · Scaup, Shoveler, Mallard, RTH


Super shots Birdie. I like them all. Well done.
David



Jan 22, 2012 at 06:48 PM
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p.1 #9 · Scaup, Shoveler, Mallard, RTH


I like the first one Birdie, a great exposure and nice presentation.

#2 This is a great shot of the couple. Perhaps you might level the horizon a bit in this one?

#3 and #4 look flat on contrast and short on dynamic range. Did you change something in your PP work or omit a step? For reference I will post if you don't mind then remove a re-edit for you to look at.......
#3 in Curves was boosted for the brights, a bit of saturation and vibrance added and a touch of contrast
#4 cropped differently, same in brights and contrast and a little 'dodge' to lighten the eye..

See what you think, will pull after your comment......just my polite push to make you even better

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Jan 22, 2012 at 07:14 PM
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p.1 #10 · Scaup, Shoveler, Mallard, RTH


Roberta, you are doing so good, that even if I tried to nitpick you, there are no imperfections in these pictures that I could hang my hat on.

Actually, there is one issue. the framing of the duck couple. They are resting with their heads turned back. While their bodies are turned east, their heads are pointed west. How on earth do we frame that ? I think the answer may perhaps be found in the following consideration; the ducks are moving nowhere, and they are not looking in any particular direction either. Just floating, resting and keeping an eye open for possible threats. What I typically do in a case like that is move the bird around until its position finally feels right.



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p.1 #11 · Scaup, Shoveler, Mallard, RTH


Nice set Birdie. I agree the leveling and crop Karl suggested and I would suggest a little more north and south on the pair of ducks.

Ted



Jan 22, 2012 at 07:39 PM
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p.1 #12 · Scaup, Shoveler, Mallard, RTH


Nice set of collections! Superb!


Jan 22, 2012 at 08:27 PM
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p.1 #13 · Scaup, Shoveler, Mallard, RTH


Good stuff, Birdie.
And thanks for the side view of the scaup- I now feel tingly all over (maybe I should close the window ).
Charlie



Jan 22, 2012 at 08:56 PM
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p.1 #14 · Scaup, Shoveler, Mallard, RTH


nicely done Roberta


Jan 22, 2012 at 09:01 PM
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p.1 #15 · Scaup, Shoveler, Mallard, RTH


very nice images, #1 is outstanding


Jan 22, 2012 at 09:06 PM
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p.1 #16 · Scaup, Shoveler, Mallard, RTH


You are doing so good with putting into practice what you are hearing and it is paying off big time! Well done
Larry



Jan 22, 2012 at 09:21 PM
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p.1 #17 · Scaup, Shoveler, Mallard, RTH


So good to see someone listen and learn Birdie Your efforts to improve show through in this set. The Mallard as common as they are, is a wonderful shot. The expression and drops of water add so much to the shot. Mr and Mrs S seem to be relaxing the day away. You captured another good expression on the Scaup. The RTH doesn't look far away too me. Well done!

Tim


Thank you Tim! I appreciate you and all the others sharing your expertise. One of the things I really like about this forum, is the willingness to help educate .



Mallards can be hard to shoot, but you did a good job Birdie. The rest are nice too ~ Ron

Ron, thank you very much.




The low angles are paying off Birdie and good to see you putting the tips into practice.
Lovely shot of the Mallard with the water droplets adding to it a lot.
I like the combo of MR and Mrs Shoveler too>
Martin


Thank you Martin very much. Water drop shots are what really started me into photography. So, I have a thing for them and enjoy capturing them in anything I can.


Wonderful set. Lower angle makes all the difference. I like the first shot a lot.
Harsha



Harsha, thank you . I am seeing how the angles really make a difference.



Super shots Birdie. I like them all. Well done.
David


David, your comments are greatly appreciated.



Jan 22, 2012 at 09:23 PM
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p.1 #18 · Scaup, Shoveler, Mallard, RTH


I like the first one Birdie, a great exposure and nice presentation.

#2 This is a great shot of the couple. Perhaps you might level the horizon a bit in this one?

#3 and #4 look flat on contrast and short on dynamic range. Did you change something in your PP work or omit a step? For reference I will post if you don't mind then remove a re-edit for you to look at.......
#3 in Curves was boosted for the brights, a bit of saturation and vibrance added and a touch of contrast
#4 cropped differently, same in brights and contrast and a little
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Karl, can I get you to post process all my images My goodness but you made my just okay shots look fantastic !! Thank you for taking the time not only to comment, but to show me the possibilities . Just the new crop of the hawk gives it an entirely different look. You don't have to take them down. I like them and need them for reference when I am working on redoing them. My curves skills are for all practical purposes are non existent, sigh ....

Thinking about getting a DVD called Mastering Curves, by Ben Willmore . Can anyone recommend this as it is kind of pricey.

Karl, thank you again
Oh, and please do keep pushing me !

Thanks again--

Birdie






Jan 22, 2012 at 09:39 PM
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p.1 #19 · Scaup, Shoveler, Mallard, RTH


Nice set Birdie.


Jan 22, 2012 at 11:40 PM
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p.1 #20 · Scaup, Shoveler, Mallard, RTH


Birdie, great to see your effort and reward. I too like the mallard.


Jan 23, 2012 at 01:01 AM
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