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  #180 Sparkle
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On Silver Pond       ©2016 ysal
Canon EOS 80D       6th place, 81 points
1/2000s, f16, ISO 320, 2788mm, Normal Program, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Cropped; adjusted brightness, midtone and contrast until looked more sparkly than the original; sharpened slightly; added star brush in very selected areas; resized.       Extra Info: Shot at a nature reserve wetlands adjacent to the ocean. The sun was starting to dip slightly and shooting against it gave me this look. I selected the shot where ducks were most visible.
 
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ysal
Dec 27, 2016
    Thanks Michael, I suppose that is why all these birds migrate here! This nature preserve is a bird photographer's heaven in the winter.

Mepo
Dec 27, 2016
    This is the shot I would have taken if I could. Water doesn't sparkle like this when it's solid :-)

ysal
Dec 27, 2016
    Thank you for the kind comments and votes!

aoc - The ducks were more than 100 ft away (I was using a 600mm lens), so fill light would not have worked.
Edited on Dec 27, 2016

mrsawyer
Dec 27, 2016
    Very nice scene for the challenge. There is something uplifting about this one!

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Lo
Dec 27, 2016
    The sun sparkling off a lake is iconic, and meets the theme beautifully.

cookiejar
Dec 27, 2016
    Ducks are a bit lost in the pond of sparkle. Nicely focused.

elliott
Dec 26, 2016
    i live near the water edge and see this reflection sometimes. i love it and too bad you couldn't post video because that would scream 'sparkle'. high in my favorites. cheers!
el

babysister
Dec 26, 2016
    My favourite. I love the composition and the colour of the water. The ducks are perfect and they best sparkles in the comp.

Old Finn
Dec 26, 2016
    Suits to the topic. In my favorites.

Anthony Comyn
Dec 24, 2016
    Nice effort. I see you got some starburst on many of the sun reflections. Maybe the birds could have been more in the foreground from a compositional perspective.

Qixil
Dec 23, 2016
    Good choice of subject - nice capture, never easy.

aoc46
Dec 23, 2016
    Plenty of sparkle in the dark water. Some fill light would help the birds stand out better.
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