Just Another Day At The Duck Pond

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EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

1/250 sec, f/16, ISO 800, 200mm

A fact of life for ducks, nature is beautiful.

Please let me know your thoughts. Thanks!

Louisville, KY

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A good look at typical duck mating behavior, Jim, despite being domesticated ducks, they act pretty much the same. The detail in the whites looks pretty good, though I think one of the microcontrast adjustments like Topaz Detail could bring out a bit more texture in them. You might consider cropping some off the bottom as it feels like there’s a lot of empty space down there.

Thanks Dennis, I watch ducks alot and this is something I see often. I watch them so much, I kind of know what they’re going to do next. Like flying away, LOL!

Hi Jim,
I’m glad I’m not a female duck…and this conveys why. Nice capture of the behavior. I agree with Dennis on toning down the whites some. It’s getting to be that time of year here.