Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Domestic Duck, Preening

Howdee all.

This picture was not supposed to look like this..I have a new camera and have no clue as to what I am doing as far as changing the settings…

But…I kinda like the results…so there!…tee heesusan visit_20090608_031

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29 comments:

  1. That's a great photo! Figure out what you did and tell me how!

    Craig Glenn

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  2. I really like the light on this photo, surreal!

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  3. That's a really neat effect Dawn

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  4. Oh This Is A Fantastic Photograph !! I Really Enjoyed This Picture..Great One Dawn !!Also I Have Started My Own Website And Would Like You To Have A Look At It.I Would Love To Have Your Comments On That Also.Unseen Rajasthan

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  5. Very nice! New camera huh. Lucky you!

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  6. Accident or not, it's a great photo. Good luck learning the new camera.

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  7. Now that is what I call accidental ART! BE-U-tiful!

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  8. A very "artsy" photo of the AFLAC duck! I love it Dawn!

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  9. Looks like it has a Mohawk, but wow! I can count the feathers.
    Thanks so much for putting the links to the backstories about the cameras. Don't know how I missed them, but have marked them now in my Delicious file so that I can drop obnoxious hints to husband.

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  10. Beautiful lighting on such a nice subject... wonderful art seems to always come from those that take the time to explore...sounds like you are having fun with your new toy!!

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  11. Looks like a featherduster.

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  12. Sometimes what we get is not what we intended, but better. Like it.

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  13. Beautiful Dawn! Funny how your just never know what your going to come up with when you take a photo.

    The worst part is that you don't know how you came up with it in the first place so chances are you couldn't make it happen again if you tried! LOL!

    Love the neck feathers!

    Sharon

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  14. Craig Glenn
    ok this is the info on my photo..
    auto shooting mode
    tv 1/1000
    AV 5.0
    Iso 100
    focal lenght 52.8
    no digital zoom
    white balance..auto..
    for whatever that all means...I need to study..and read about the settings..
    but thanks for your kind words

    MaineBirder
    Thanks..I found it very interesting..now you need to explain a few things to me..if we have some time on sat.

    Lynne at Hasty Brook
    Awe..thanks Lynne!

    forestal
    Thanks ...

    Unseen Rajasthan
    Thanks for the comment..I have checked out your new website..very nice!

    laura K.
    Thanks Laura..kinda like your cool hat! arty

    April
    Thanks..Yeah my old one took a bath!

    Gaelyn
    thanks..i need lessons!

    Andy
    Thanks so much!

    Jayne
    Yes..totally accidental..but cool

    RuthieJ
    Oh thanks muchly...AFLAC!

    merrilymarylee
    hee hee..drop those obnoxious hints..it may take many! Have him call me..ha ,.I will give him a hint or two..

    Tink
    Thanks sicksta!

    Tina
    Thanks ..Yes I must explore more..and maybe understand a bit more about this camera...

    Adele
    Tee hee..you would think of that silly sicksta!

    Leedra
    Yes.I agree..thanks!

    A New England Life
    Thanks! one of the cool things about these new cameras..is that they save all the settings used when taking a photo...
    so all i need to do is try those settings and see if i can duplicate it..
    see you soon!

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  15. Dawn, for someone who doesn't know what they are doing this sure came out very well!

    You left a comment on my blog about bloggers getting together in AZ sometime in January. I would be interested. Keep me posted. If you want suggestions for a place to meet, I can think of lots of them. January is a great time to go to Whitewater Draw with all the sandhill cranes but there isn't much else around. Sierra Vista could be nice. There are places to eat there and it is close to Ramsey an other canyons that are good for birding. There are tons of places we could meet in the Tucson area, including Agua Caliente Park, Reid park, Saguaro National Park, and Sweetwater Wetlands. Winter is the best time to see ducks and shore birds in AZ. Sweetwater Wetlands, Agua Caliente Park and Reid park are all free. Reid Park is the most central while Agua Caliente is Northeast and Sweetwater is Northwest. All 3 are excellent birding.

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  16. Hello Dawn. Thanks for visiing my blog. It seems like the ideal lifestyle to be able to travel around like that in a motorhome. What sights you must see!!

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  17. Looks very professional--almost like you asked the duck to pose for you in a studio! What is your new camera? I am thinking of getting a new one--not an SLR but a lighter one I would be sure to take with me a lot.

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  18. Kathiesbirds
    Thanks! Great! I am looking forward to planning a birders get together..will keep you posted as to what dates are available when time gets closer..

    Daniel Spurgeon
    Thanks so much!

    SAPhotographs (Joan)
    It is a great lifestyle for us! we both love traveling and meeting new friends!

    Appalachian Lady
    Thanks...
    I will have two cameras when all is said and done..well three in a way..

    I ordered a small camera with a 4x zoom for my husband..I will use it for digiscoping..
    that is a Canon A590

    My new big camera...but slightly smaller and lighter than an slr..
    is the Canon SX1 ..I opted not to keep the ..
    The canon SX10 it is just as nice ..and much less money than the SX1..if you dont need fast shutter speed and high def video ..go with the canon SX10 ..20x optical zoom for both cameras..

    I am in the process of ordering an every day camera...one to carry on me all the time!
    That will be the
    Panasonic Lumix DMC ZS3 ..12x optical zoom..a small camera with lots of zoom power!
    Good luck!
    Let me know what you decide!

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  19. I don't know what you were aiming for, but that turned out perfect! I love it!

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  20. Wow......I love the drama in this photo. The black and white really make the photo interesting. I love it! Turns a domestic duck into art.

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  21. WOW! That looks like something that was designed to go in a vacationer brochure.... to advertise a wonderful getaway to Paradise Duck Island! And I think I'll go - for sure!

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  22. It might not be what you intended but it's absolutely stunning - really artistic!

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  23. Earl Cootie
    I was aiming for a clear picture of the bird...during daylight..how did it get dark around it?
    check settings above in comments...

    Kelly
    Thanks,..I love the way it came out..even though it was accidental

    Arija
    Thanks!

    jayedized
    Tee hee...lets go to paradise duck Island!

    Bird
    Thanks so much..sometimes i get lucky!

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