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Common Goldeneye at Inglewood

Common Goldeneye at Inglewood
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Copyright: John Reasbeck (ubc64) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 53 W: 25 N: 122] (555)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-05
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor 70-300 AF-S VR 4.5-5.6 IF ED
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-04-09 16:02
Viewed: 1352
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this photo at the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary in Calgary, Alberta. The bird is a male Common Goldeneye duck. He had just landed in the water and caused the gold reflections in the water, due to the early evening sun, to break up around him. I was quite close to where he landed, so I managed to capture the details of his plumage not too badly. The colouring of this duck depends a lot on the light. The head can appear to be black, purple or dark green. In this case, it seems to be mostly black with a little dark purple. His golden eye is quite distinctive. In PP, I used CS4 to do colour balancing, contrast, gamma correction and exposure adjustments, as well as noise reduction and a little sharpening.

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Bonjour John,

Il a un superbe look ce canard
évoluant dans les eaux " aux couleurs caramel argenté".
Gentille image, belle atmosphère. Merci.
Bon Week-end à vous.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 554 W: 86 N: 1227] (7698)
  • [2010-04-09 22:16]

Hi John
Wonderful little duck!
Lovely details and colors.

Hi John
Wow, the Goldeneye is a striking little duck, and I can see why they call him Goldeneye. I like your close view which shows off his plumage and unique markings so well. He's a real beauty.
TFS Janice

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