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Mallard Duck

Okay, this one I can't figure out. All I've done in post to this image was a simple crop and smart-sharpen. Yet look at the feathers on this beautiful duck! They look so flat!? What's up with that? Do you think it is just the way the light was reflecting off it? It has had me puzzled. Is this normal for shooting Mallard Ducks in bright sunlight?

Taken on the Harbourfront Centre boardwalk, in downtown Toronto (early August).

Post: Crop/Sharpen

-sL

Oh, The smartsharpen (just to clarify) was done at 40%, radius of 0.4.

Mallard Duck

Okay, this one I can't figure out. All I've done in post to this image was a simple crop and smart-sharpen. Yet look at the feathers on this beautiful duck! They look so flat!? What's up with that? Do you think it is just the way the light was reflecting off it? It has had me puzzled. Is this normal for shooting Mallard Ducks in bright sunlight?

Taken on the Harbourfront Centre boardwalk, in downtown Toronto (early August).

Post: Crop/Sharpen

-sL

Oh, The smartsharpen (just to clarify) was done at 40%, radius of 0.4.

comments (3)

This guy is quiet and almost smiling - Funny smile
Iain Myrans: I know! I was quite close to him too -- I only had a 45mm lens. He seemed quite happy to pose. smile
  • AP
  • United States
  • 9 Sep 2006, 17:20
I think you're right about it being the way the light reflects off the feathers. Amazing you were able to get so close. Though he is keeping his eye on you just in case.
  • Katy
  • 12 Sep 2006, 14:51
That's adorable smile
Beautiful colours - I like the wedge of blue water at the top.

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