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  Mini#14 Best of 2007
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Ducks on the frozen river       ©2008 tinosa
Panasonic DMC-FZ15       5th place, 264 points
1/1000s, f5.6, ISO 64, 334mm, Normal Program, Center Weighted Average, no flash
 
Post-Processing: crop
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cloned out a partial duck at the top
      Extra Info: It was the only open patch of water on the frozen river and hundreds of ducks had gathered. All was calm until a barking dog spooked some of them, while others ignored the rucus.
 
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bubbledew
Jan 26, 2008
    This is indeed my fav Pic and is already hanging on my wall.
Thanks Dad :)

Plebian
Jan 24, 2008
    Congrats with your TT finish tinosa!

LindyB
Jan 21, 2008
    Congratulations! I would love to have this beautiful image hanging on my wall!

tinosa
Jan 20, 2008
    Thanks for your votes and wonderufl comments. Much appreciated!

There certainly was an element of luck as far a composition goes, I fired off 6 highspeed shots during the comotion and this was the best one.

aprilesole
Jan 20, 2008
    Really awesome image! Congratulations!!

magich
Jan 20, 2008
    Congratulations on a well deserved 5th place tinosa!

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wangi
Jan 20, 2008
    Could print this out three times on canvas and mount on the living room wall! ;)

tomhawk83
Jan 20, 2008
    Great shot :)

Amberbug
Jan 20, 2008
    Great shot, nice detail in the ducks and snow and nice contrast, the ducks really pop out. Looks like some wildlife paintings I've seen, in my tt.
Edited on Jan 20, 2008

Image-Anne
Jan 20, 2008
    Beautiful!! Looks like a painting!

LindyB
Jan 19, 2008
    This is such a brilliantly clear shot. I'm very impressed that every moving bird is in focus! I love the overall effect. High in my TT. Good luck!

Old Finn
Jan 19, 2008
    You have succeeded wel with the contrasts in the hard light conditions, snow and dark birds. Very beautiful, in my TF

kwohler
Jan 19, 2008
    Lovely shot. Almost looks like a painting. In my TT.

Maike13
Jan 19, 2008
    Just an incredible capture. The ducks are so clean against the white snow. I initially thought the top duck was too close to the top of the frame but changed my mind. I think it really gives the impression that the ducks are flying out of the frame.

SteveBee
Jan 18, 2008
    Amazing! You don't really have much say when it comes to composition with ducks flying every which way, but it is a great shot -- perfectly exposed and wonderful color. I just enjoy exploring all of the details in it.

aprilesole
Jan 18, 2008
    Excellent! This would make a great wall print!

citymars
Jan 18, 2008
    Cool shot, must have been cold out there! I've never seen so many ducks in one photo. What beauties. I like the wings on the center one.

RolandB
Jan 18, 2008
    Beautiful. Almost has a surreal quality to it.

liamb
Jan 18, 2008
    as a budding twitcher this appeals to me massively. well done on a fine capture. Sometimes it just takes a dog to sort things out :)
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