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Copyright: Paras Bhalla (parasbhalla) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3028 W: 438 N: 9280] (38525)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-04-15
Categories: Nature, Artwork, Macro, Mood
Camera: Nikon D90 dSLR, Nikkor 18-105mm VR
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-25 1:34
Viewed: 2749
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear All,

This is the shot I took from a duck which was taking rest during the noon time. I know I might have disturbed him/her but he/she was kind enough to give me some lovely pictures.

The duck had inserted most of its facial parts in the beautiful feathers. It was a cloudy day and the light is was quite nice especially to avoid any OE.

If you look carefully you can locate me within the eye of this cute and lovely bird :)

Hope you like this picture.

Best regards,



ISO=250, Focal length=105 mm, cropped and resized for TL.

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To fransx: so kind of youparasbhalla 1 04-26 03:02
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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-04-25 1:43]

Hi Paras.

Another vision of beauty from you.

Clarity is at a premium, i like the layers of feathers shown and the crisp prominant eye as our focal point. Tones are wonderful, you did well my friend. TFS

Stv :0))

What a beautiful moment, Paras.
This is certainly a good catch you made, full of charm and good technical quality.
So, good POV, good lighting, nice textures, good sharpness and above all very good crop that enhances the image.
Kind regards.

Fabulous focus and DOF Paras. Really a cracker this one! Almost an abstract too with the single eye, fascinating pattern of feathers in the FG and the blurry distant wing!

Very 'eye'-catching if you'll excuse the joke!


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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2012-04-25 4:50]

Beautiful fokus dear Paras,
A superb recording of nature with good colors and contrast. Good light and detail. Very good composition and a very interesting picture.
My best regards.

Olá Paras
I like very much your focus work in your photos. You do it with usualy great precision.Also you have a good " insight sense" with nature ( flowes, aninimals). I like the crop very much and the beauty of your composition as the good textures and colors. You make it different and good. congratulations
um abraço

Hi Paras,

Really a great POV and capture of the eye of this duck. TFS


Hi Paras,
A real masterpiece you have created with this closeup, excellent focus and natural colors. I like the e=-eye color focused and sharp. Superb quality overall. TFS

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-04-25 6:45]


quel jeu dev plumage superbe iamge et compo fantastique vue ce plumage qui va en avant, en arrière ce oeil quel captage grandisoe compo.

bravo et amitié


Wow, this is remarkable. Amazing detail in the feathers, and beautifully sharp on the eye ... I can see you in the reflection :) Great work Paras.

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2012-04-25 7:16]

Hi Paras !
All I can say is WOW--- just wonderful. Julie

Boa tarde Paras,

Simply incredible image you achieved!
Colors (what a blue eye!), focus (spot on) , crop (great, perfect), light and contrast (soft, wonderful).
It's one of my favorites!

Parabéns pelo belíssimo trabalho.
Grande abraço,

Ciao Paras. great detail of fantastic eye, excellent sharpness, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Beautiful! Awesome macro! Details are so sharp I can count the tiny feathers. Wonderful colors. Very well done, tfs.

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2012-04-25 10:03]

Wow, very impressive, fantastic sharpness of each feather and on the eye, compliments

Hello Paras,isn't amazing that you can be seen in the eye of the duck? It has a beautiful blue eye!
A fantastic picture with superb details; we can sense how the feathers would feel if we could touch them.
An excellent observation.
Tfs,regards Jean.

Boa noite Paras.
Você conseguiu captar um belo e misterioso olhar, no momento exato.

Hi Paras,
Beautiful caught of view with a sharp presentation,
Amazing details of his plumage and great 'close-up' macro picture,
Excellent focus with nice contrast and light,
Nicely done..

Hi Paras, this is a stunning closeup, I love the details in the feathers with those little creamy coloured tips. The eye is so sharp. Fiona

Hi,this is exquisite!The textures and colors are outstandingly beautiful.What a creative achievement,all the best,Otto.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2012-04-25 20:33]

Hi Paras

Very effective tight framing here with good sharpness & superb textural details between the differing patterns in upper and lower. Good sharpness and nice repetition of the feathers. A subtle reflection in the eye. Tfs!

Great crop, wonderful clarity and colour.

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-04-25 22:11]
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Hi Paras,
This is the day's attraction! Great sharpness and an awesome crop to produce this artistic presentation. I like the composition with that sharp eye being the focal point!
Great shot which keeps me looking and praise your artistic abilities, my friend.
This surely goes into my favorites!

Francis Xavier

Hi Paras..beautiful work. You did a great job on the cropping, focus and depth of field. Well done.


Bonjour Paras
Very nicely done , very sharp
strong picture, I do like it

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