A Treasure at Saltville Ponds....
A male Wood-Duck...I hadn`t seen him for several weeks until Sunday....as I was feeding the mallards, geese,etc.....something told me to glance over by an old wooden dock..gee-whiz!!! there he stood...rather "stand-offish." I hardly moved as I tried to capture him..it had rained and the little droplets had beaded on his feathers. I looked everywhere for his mate, but couldn`t locate her anywhere..Maybe she will return...and...maybe I`ll get lucky...
Wed 9 Jan 2002 08:03
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It`s a clear and sharp image. I like all the details in the feather.
Wed 9 Jan 2002 10:01
I luke Your Photo!!
peter o neill
Wed 9 Jan 2002 10:57
But for the background this is stunning M
Wed 9 Jan 2002 12:44
Longest lens closests up and you should have been above to make the background a wonderful abstract of light mutted colors instead of a distraction without context. I would Photoshop this into the hall of fame since the wood duck is so perfect. If you do not like digital fideling, I would be glad to do it for you when I set up my new work studio in Sanibel in July.
Lucien Vander Sypt
Wed 9 Jan 2002 14:23
Excellent picture. The background doesn`t disturb me much.
Wed 9 Jan 2002 14:28
Surprisingly beautiful bird, Mary! I am truly amazed by these bright ,
contrasting colors! Great background composition gives an unusual,
but strong and dynamic frame to it! Great portrait!
Wed 9 Jan 2002 15:45
I love these birds and you have done a wonderful job in capturing him. I think the background is fine as it is.
Wed 9 Jan 2002 20:22
Hi, Mary. This is one of the few duck photos I`ve seen that I really liked. It`s great seeing one of these beautiful birds out of the water.
Wed 9 Jan 2002 21:52
Wonderful image with rich colors and sharp details - Great shot, Mary!
Wed 9 Jan 2002 22:05
Beautiful bird, mary. The background is a little distracting, but we can`t always be in the most optimum position,and you don`t pass up a marvelous capture like this.