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two ducks in a 'splash' of colors

two ducks in a 'splash' of colors
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Copyright: Carol Dorion (CAROL50) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 853 W: 113 N: 2287] (8960)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05
Categories: Nature, Mood
Camera: SONY DSC-H2
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/25 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-04-23 11:41
Viewed: 2136
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
First, i would like to thank Raimundo for opening a theme this Friday .I am hoping this photo classifies and fits in the theme.
Strolling along the Onyar river in Girona we arrived at a spot where you can cross the lazy river on a footbridge to the old section of town , a few meters upstream two or three types of birds were whiling away some time cleaning , bathing or just playing about , in this part of the river the river is pretty calm its waters reflecting the nearby ancient buildings beautifully so i took several frames , one of which is of these two ducks in this interesting reflection .
Thanks for viewing,
iso 200
f/3.5 , focus is on the top bird
auto white balance
ambient light of evening , 7.40 pm
added a bit of saturation and contrast
sharpened and framed,

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This is wonderful Carol! really excellent work! The fact that you caught ALL those colors and shapes in the reflections is what makes this shot work incredibly well! Your comp is spot on too!

Hi Carol,
The colors and texture of the water are super fantastic...amazing actually...they really hypnotized me!
However, I don't see any splash there!
About the theme: I find the image would be more suitable for "reflections" rather than "splash".
Nevertheless, it's a marvellous composition which would be beautiful even without the ducks.
UPDATE: Oops, I hadn't noticed the "splash" in your title. Sorry :O


Fantatiqeu reflet, quel effet sur ce plan d'eau, avec les canards dans le cadrage, sublime compo.

Bravo et amitié


Bonjour Carol

Travail très interessant avec une reprise des couleurs des reflets?
Ces couleurs paraissent satinées alors que nous sommes sur l'eau...
En tout les cas,joli 'splash' of colors!
Bravo Ron et TFS.Catherine

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2010-04-23 20:56]

Greetings Carol,
This image really fits the Friday Theme "Splash" I like your interpetation,well thought out & definately a splash of colour. Your choice of focus has both ducks in detail.On first glance, I wondered if the bottom duck were removed, the image would have more impact,still not sure after looking at it a little longer,but those mixed colours reflected in the water, really give strengh & impact.


not easy Raimundo them ! fantastic colors for water !

you are right, splash can be in your eyes !

inoubliable cette eau !

thanks for it,

dd, ile de la Réunion

Hi Carol,
A beautiful contribution to the theme,here I see more potential to this artistic composition with amazing refection on water,the effect created as result of ducks swing plus light and reflection all together made this shot a superb one,the ducks are well focused and sharp,this is like art work presentation my friend.
Best Regards

Hey Carol!! Love this one. I absolutely love water.. and the way the light bounces off of it, the textures that seem to appear, and of course reflections. This is one perfect example of the most interesting reflections. These ducks appear to be swimming in a painting .. one wouldn't really guess this is water without the ducks there to reveal the truth. I really like this piece of art my friend.
I hope you are well .. long time no see :)
Cheers amigo

Olá Carol

Belas cores e reflexos.
Interessante composição com os
patinhos em meio aos movimentos
da água colorida; gostei deste
trabalho, bem diferente, muito
Meus parabéns!

Bonjour Carol

Mais oui c'est très bien pour le Thème Splash, un Splash de couleurs.
On dirait une peinture à l'huile.
Ces reflets sont très harmonieux et la netteté est irréprochable.
J'aime beaucoup toute cette brillance, ces deux canards ont bien de la chance de nager en eau colorée, en territoire artistique.
Cette eau me fait penser à une huile essentielle, c'est donc une eau essentielle, presque un parfum.
Un parfum de couleurs.

Tu as très bien utilisé la lumière et évité des zones surexposées.
c'est un très bon travail, et la présentation est soignée.

Merci, et merci aussi à Raimundo pour ce thème.

Those ducks fit perfectly into that colorful canvas.This photo has the character of an oil painting.Well seen,greetings Otto.

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