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May 9, 2009
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Camera Data

Shutter Speed
10/8000 second
Focal Length
280 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
May 2, 2009, 4:08:34 PM
Mr. and Mrs. Duck by MarcoHeisler Mr. and Mrs. Duck by MarcoHeisler

May I introduce: "Mr. and Mrs. Duck" :giggle:

Bergen, Germany, at a small lake

technical info:
Nikon D300, Sigma 70-200 2.8 & 2xTC
Some minor color & contrast edits in Photoshop.

Hope you like it, every comment & :+fav: is much appreciated. ;)

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All my work is Marco Heisler.
Please do not use it without my written permission.

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This picture is definitely a keeper. It's so warm and full of life that it could be, for some, something to gaze upon for moments on end. The lovely blurring of the backdrop gives the picture a painting-like atmosphere, and the foreground is so perfectly sharpened that there is not a single flaw to be found. As a wildlife picture, I find it enormously refreshing: It depicts an intimate moment between two mates who seem to be enjoying each others company just as much as the fine weather. The use of the square cropping keeps the image simple and focused; so simple, in fact, that it's nearing the side of perfection -- and that's all I can say, for I can find no flaw in this magical little piece that needs arguing against. Boy, wouldn't that look good on the wall?
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Critique by JessR-Photography Jul 27, 2010, 1:24:03 AM
This is such a beautiful and happy photo.

You've captured a special moment between two best friends.
Their expressions and the light shining on them makes the photo relaxing and cheerful, it makes me smile. The light on the two ducks makes them shimmer and draws your attention to them straight away.
They look very calm, and I love how you have taken a low angle shot of them. It is a very natural looking shot and they certainly don't mind their photo being taken. The blurring of the grass in the foreground gives the effect you're laying down looking at the two ducks, and enjoying the scene.
The composition is perfect as well, I love how they are in the centre of the photo. Definitely draws you're attention even further.
I love the tiny yellow flowers in the grass as well. The background is nicely blurred as well, it resembles a painting and for some reason, reminds me of Japan. It makes them look like they're looking out over the tranquil scene infront of them.
I love the contrast between the ducks and the blurred background, it makes them jump out of the photo even more.

The square crop is nice as well, it makes the composition even stronger.

5/5 for vision - I can tell you have looked at the scene infront of you and you've captured it perfectly.
4/5 for originality - although people are always trying to photograph ducks, this stands out from the rest.
5/5 for technique - Everything is perfect, the composition, depth of field, etc.
5/5 for impact - A very tranquil and cheerful photo. A perfect moment captured.

All in all - this is such a wonderful photo, I love your work.
Keep it up, you're work is amazing.

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Erozja Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
Hi! :meow: You have been FEATURED in my journal... ANIMAL INSTINCT #1 :iconjoyloveplz:
Amber93 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Waw, I love it :D

This is going in my favorites!
MarcoHeisler Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013   Photographer
Thank you :D
cloe-patra Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hello :wave: you have been featured as a part of my valenine's day-feature [link] :heart:
enjoy and consider faving so more people can see it ;)
LashelleValentine Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student Photographer
This is gorgeous!!! I am going to request it to be in the group Lovely-Diophysitic. If you're not already a part of this group then I hope you will consider joining and submitting more of your fantastic work! You can click here [link] to get to the group and see your work in the gallery if you accept the invitation :clap:
MarcoHeisler Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013   Photographer
Thank you very much, I'm glad you like it! :aww:
LashelleValentine Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student Photographer
You are very welcome ^^
ChloeClik Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Gorgeous, the depth of field is just beautiful and stunning
MarcoHeisler Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013   Photographer
Thanks a lot! :)
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