Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Duck... stuck?


Here's something I can do with my new Nikon that I can't do with my smaller cameras - blur the movement of water.  The slow shutter speed necessary meant that overexposure was a huge problem with my Panasonics (and you can't get grad filters to fit either of them).  But I'm pleased with this, my first DSLR attempt at a nice soft waterfall.  I haven't any filters yet but it worked OK without.  I was amazed at the duck, which stood calmly preening its feathers in all that rushing water and never seemed to get swept off balance.  Perhaps it was stuck!

15 comments:

  1. Very impressive shot, Jenny! The duck had probably dropped anchor.

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  2. Nice shot, Jenny. Maybe the duck was simply doing what some people pay big money for, using a counter-current workout pool. He gets to swim withing traveling any distance! Jim

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  3. Well done, Jenny. You are already playing with effects from your new DSLR that I have not tried after having mine for about 9 months.

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  4. Special effects already! I bet that water is tickling his tummy a bit.

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  5. Yes, that made a very cool looking photo! Maybe Miss Duck just didn't want to go down the falls. ha.

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  6. He was obviously holding that pose for you! haha ~Lili

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  7. Nice pictures, when the duck would be stuck, would it not be strugling more?

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  8. Very nice shot. Quite surreal in a way.

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  9. It is fun learning this stuff. I find it hard to keep the camera still enough when I slow the speed. Did you use a tripod. Nice shot and hope the duck is not stuck.

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  10. Lovely shot; very soft waterfall! That duck obviously realised how important it was to allow you to take the shot with your new DSLR. When you moved away, she probably heaved a sigh of relief and moved on :)

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  11. No tripod, Diane, but there was a handy fence post.

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  12. I came to comment on your collage but scrolled down to see this beauty of of shot! You are doing quite well with your new camera and this is beautiful.

    Bises,
    Genie

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  13. What a beautiful photo. You did really well with the shutter speed. Looks great.

    May I suggest that the duck somehow got stuck with duct tape. :) Sorry, I couldn't resist.:)

    Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such nice comments. And it sounds like you are very excited about your new grandchild on the way. I know that feeling. I now have 4 granddaughters, and one grandson. :)
    You have something very special to look forward too. I wish you and your family the very best.

    God Bless
    Dianne :)

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  14. Mayhaps the little feet below surface are paddling like crazy. A little bit how I feel these days. Lovely soft shot, Jenny.

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