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The Art of Quacking in One Foot
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The Art of Quacking on One Leg
The Art of Quacking on One Leg
I have uploaded a monotone version of this image last month and finally decided that its worth entering the colored version to kick off the month of October. As I write, the monotone version was fortunate to be given an Editor's Pick; but this version is more technically sound because I cropped it tighter to place the duck's eye, which is my focal point here, into the rule of thirds. I hope you'll like it; and goodluck to everyone for the month of October --- whether it be here in BP or in real life :) God bless everyone!!!
VR 70-200mm@200mm F/2.8 1/400s ISO 200
Manual Exposure Mode, Matrix Metering
Handheld, Cloned out the "unnecessaries", cropped placing the focal point into the 'thirds', adjusted contrast/brightness.

© Ulysses A. Villamin
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KARU WIJESUNDARA. A.N.P.A.S.
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    THIS IMAGE IS EXCELLENT HERE.!!!

KARU.

10/1/2008 12:11:36 AM

 
maria I. Warren
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this is an awesome photo great job

10/1/2008 12:14:16 AM

 
Ann Coates
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This is really beautiful.

10/1/2008 12:35:47 AM

 
Christina N. Seuser
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Love this Ulysses!! Expression captured, color, detail and composition are all excellent!

10/1/2008 12:38:46 AM

 
Michael Lynch
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Beautiful capture !

10/1/2008 12:48:18 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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This is wonderful, Ulysses!

10/1/2008 12:51:11 AM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Gorgeous colors and superb details in this image, Ulysses!

10/1/2008 1:19:35 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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It's brilliant, Ulysses. Exquisite.

10/1/2008 2:50:01 AM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Great animal image, love the details and tones noted, Ulysses.


Dominick

10/1/2008 2:50:24 AM

 
Sherry McClead
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Really gotta wonder what this guys is sqwaking about... it has to be something pretty intence don't ya think...

Sherrybear :}

10/1/2008 4:41:12 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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WINNER!
(IMHO, anyway)
Love the whimsical nature and title.
Technically fabulous.
The colors are sublime!
Wonderful crisp, clarity!
Love it, Ulysses!
Big smiles, Lisa♥

10/1/2008 5:02:20 AM

 
Bonnie C. Lackey
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Oh, this is great. Wonderful tones, clarity, comp and colors!!!

10/1/2008 6:17:57 AM

 
Vicki L. Filippin
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I couldn't have said it better than Lisa did!
This is AWESOME, U!!

10/1/2008 6:25:58 AM

 
M.Christine Duncan
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Wow UV... I may have to like this one even more than the B&W... great color and recomp job!!!!

10/1/2008 7:24:13 AM

 
Kimi A. Phillips
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Beautiful work, UV! Perfect color selection!:)

10/1/2008 7:41:33 AM

 
Ulysses A. Villamin
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Wow, I honestly didn't expect all these wonderful receptions! I am so glad that you enjoyed it, guys :) Thanks a lot!!!

10/1/2008 8:13:08 AM

 
David Pratt
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A much more dynamic image in color UV! Great crop!

10/1/2008 11:13:09 AM

 
Dawn M. Schneider
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WOW WOW WOW, YOUR COLOR, COMPOSITION, CLARITY PERFECT!!! what a fantastic job you did on this, if you dont win something I will be very dissapointed.

10/1/2008 12:23:48 PM

 
Karen Kessler
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This really is cute AND FUNNY, UV! Great capture of this beautiful duck - and standing on one foot?! Wonderful! Love the coloring, too. The frame is just right!

10/1/2008 12:24:01 PM

 
Debbie Ann Price
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Beautiful photo. dp

10/1/2008 12:42:58 PM

 
Christie R. Bielss
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A gorgeous and fantastic capture! Love the color! Really outstanding!

10/1/2008 5:17:33 PM

 
Christine R. Lobsinger
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Hi UV... this duck says it all and so did you! What a wonderful job you did here... God Bless you too.
Have a great night.
Christine
SWM

10/1/2008 5:20:14 PM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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AWESOME - This photo speaks for itself - awesome 8o)

10/1/2008 6:58:13 PM

 
Max Aureli
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Fantastic and great capture! Nice color, details and lights!!! :-)

10/1/2008 9:18:56 PM

 
Jean Lechleiter
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A great capture - the subtle colours are super!

10/1/2008 9:24:07 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Beautiful Bird Ulysses! Is he doing the EP dance? If he's not, give him a couple of weeks until the judges tag it!!! he will be then! -Laura

10/1/2008 10:19:49 PM

 
Summer A. Kozisek
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Fantastic capture Ulysses, great details and colors!

10/1/2008 10:52:04 PM

 
Liz Bullock
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Beautifully captured!

10/1/2008 11:46:13 PM

 
Karen E. Baumann
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The colors are so pretty, autmn at it best, and the expression is just great, BW or color! So nicely presented!

10/2/2008 9:21:15 AM

 
Marisol Pastor
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This is outstanding Ulysses. The colors, the textures (love the feathers), comp and presentation (you chose the perfect colors for the background and frame) are fabulous.

10/2/2008 2:44:11 PM

 
Christine Y. Stooksbury
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congrats on the EP. I really enjoy the picture!

10/8/2008 6:54:26 AM

 
Christine R. Lobsinger
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Congrats on the EP UV... I am happy you got one, for this image is magnificant!!!
Christine
Smiling...

10/8/2008 7:31:46 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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SEE! I TOLD YOU!!! COOL! EP! -Laura

10/8/2008 9:20:37 AM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S on your EFP for this beautiful image. 8o)

10/8/2008 9:51:28 AM

 
Debbie E. Payne
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How did I miss commenting on this one, Ulysses. I prefer the color version. This looks like fine art. You are so talented with animals and catch them in interesting "poses". Glad I was browsing through your amazing gallery.

11/10/2008 9:28:13 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Big congratulations on this wonderful image!
Knew we'd see it again!
~Lisa

11/25/2008 9:03:21 PM

 
Jean Lechleiter
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No surprise here! Congratulations!

11/25/2008 9:05:06 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Ahhhh! One of my very favorites of yours, Ulysses! I'm so glad! Wont that be great if it wins the big one? I want ALL of you to win the big one! :) So thrilled for you! -Laura

11/25/2008 9:08:53 PM

 
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Well done Ulysses, congratulations on your finalist , best of luck in the next round! ~Pat

11/25/2008 11:30:41 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist, Ulysses! I won't be surprised to see it in the next level up!

11/26/2008 3:10:23 AM

 
Sherry McClead
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Congrats on the Finalist!!!

Sherrybear :}

11/26/2008 3:32:04 AM

 
Dawn M. Schneider
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Yeah!!!!!! Congrats this one is so beautiful I knew they would not overlook it.

11/26/2008 5:22:12 AM

 
Anne M. Young
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Agree with all the wonderful comments - congratulations!

11/26/2008 5:48:48 AM

 
Aimee c. Eisaman
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I love everything about this one UV! So glad it got a finalist! :~)

11/26/2008 6:42:20 AM

 
M.Christine Duncan
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UV!!!! You've done it yet again... perfection! Congrats once again my friend... it's going to the next round!!!! YAY!

11/26/2008 7:29:22 AM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations on this finalist, Ulysses!

11/26/2008 7:50:40 AM

 
Irene Colling
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Outstanding image Ulysses.
Congratulations on the EP.

11/26/2008 8:15:08 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congratulations again!

11/26/2008 9:41:10 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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Ullyses, this is a phenomenal photo!
Congratulations!

11/26/2008 11:13:43 AM

 
Christine R. Lobsinger
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Beautiful... Congrats...again..
Christine
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11/26/2008 12:41:32 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Congrats. UV on this wonderful Finalist. This is dipped in GOLD, just wait. GL.

UB.

11/27/2008 1:35:16 AM

 
Karen Celella
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Congratulations on your spectacular finalist UV.

11/27/2008 5:15:42 AM

 
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S on your FINALIST AWARD!!!! 8o)

11/27/2008 6:58:02 AM

 
Marisol Pastor
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Congratulations!

11/28/2008 11:39:02 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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I remember this image so well while we were in the Phello Photographers club.

Nice to be in your gallery again tonight. You are so talented.

-Big Sister. :)

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