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Duckling
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Duckling
Duckling
F/4.5 1/1000 ISO 100

This tiny duckling can't be more than a few days old and is already exploring out of its mother's reach.
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David Resnikoff
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    Susan

Just Lovely

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7/23/2012 5:29:05 AM

 
Arthur Bohlmann
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Very nice composition, good detail and color too

7/23/2012 6:04:44 AM

 
Carla Capra
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Adorable little guy. I like the subdued colors and the light is lovely.

7/23/2012 6:32:38 AM

 
Susan Williams
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Thank you, David, Art and Carla. I would have liked to move those pinecones, but it would have probably felt like a violent act to that tiny little thing. Also, mom was close and I didn't want to alarm her so kept my distance with a telephoto lens. Such is the challenge of capturing baby ducks.

7/23/2012 7:11:21 AM

 
Paul R. Nelson
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Nice capture of a cute, adventurous duckling, Susan. The lighting and soft background really make it stand out. Good choice on the aperture and excellent focus.

7/23/2012 4:14:19 PM

 
Susan Williams
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Thank you very much, Paul. (Wish I could italicize "very.") I really appreciate your comment.

7/24/2012 7:15:24 PM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Hi Susan,Big Congratulations on this beautiful finalist and a favorite my friend!!!

8/29/2012 7:33:13 AM

 
Arthur Bohlmann
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Way To Go Susan!! Hope to see this image in the fiaal round!

8/29/2012 7:51:31 AM

 
Paul R. Nelson
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Congratulations, Susan! I'm glad the judges saw what the rest of us saw. I wish you well in the next round.

8/29/2012 8:36:19 AM

 
Lorna Shutter
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So cute!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist Award, Susan!!!!! Good luck in the next round!!! :)
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8/29/2012 5:28:02 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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COngrats & good luck on this endearing finalist, Susan! WTg!

8/29/2012 6:59:51 PM

 
Susan Williams
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Thank you so much Bobby, Art, Paul, Lorna and Patrick for your continued support and good wishes. It means a lot to me!

8/30/2012 6:34:09 AM

 
Daniella Puente
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Wonderful photo, congrats!

8/30/2012 5:32:19 PM

 
Memoriee G. Sconce
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Congrats on this little guy.
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8/30/2012 5:38:29 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Well, I'd say the pine cones worked in your favor!!! :) It gave it a real touch or environment and originality!!! This is a super adorable Finalist, Susan!!!

On This Wonderful BP Honor!!!

-Laura :D

P.S. Thank you for visiting my Finalist.

9/1/2012 12:44:45 AM

 
Neal D. Hatcher
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Congratulations on your finalist

9/1/2012 6:05:15 AM

 
Kathy Reeves
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I can almost feel the softness. Congratulations!

9/1/2012 6:17:18 AM

 
Susan Williams
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Thanks a million, everyone. Your comments and inspioration support are very much appreciated.

9/1/2012 9:56:42 AM

 
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I meant "inspirational support." Please overlook my typing -- I was overly excited. :)

9/1/2012 10:08:55 AM

 
Wm Nosal
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Beautiful Image Susan!
Congratulations

9/1/2012 1:17:11 PM

 
Jeffrey R. Bange
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Congratulations Susan on your well deserved finalist photo, I was away this past week and I'm just getting caught up on my mail.

9/2/2012 12:39:50 PM

 
Renata Gusciora
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Congratulations on your lovely finalist,Susan!!!:-)

9/7/2012 3:45:27 PM

 
David Resnikoff
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Susan

Congratulations.

Now get the Golden Ribbon

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9/7/2012 6:55:45 PM

 
Susan Williams
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Thank you all so much for your delightful and encouraging comments. And I'm happy to share the prize with this irresistable darling little duckling.

9/7/2012 8:37:38 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Perfect timing on this outstanding capture Susan!

Big congratulations!

jo ann c.

9/8/2012 10:18:11 AM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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Sorry I hadn't seen this earlier, Susan (haven't made it through all last month's finalists yet!) but so glad to see this now! It's a perfect capture of this little one - beautifully composed, gorgeous light,lovely soft BG, and perfect exposure. Congratulations on a wonderful finalist!

9/11/2012 7:33:24 AM

 
Karen Celella
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Congratulations on your adorable finalsit, Susan.

9/13/2012 9:59:01 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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Way cute and belated congrats on finalist.

9/29/2012 3:41:09 PM

 
Shelly Miss Webb

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oh my gosh is that sweet !
I have never seen such a sweet photo until tonight.
You are a very good photographer.
I am still learning and I hope I will get a nice photo like that one time.
Good luck at the next photos

1/19/2013 9:26:22 AM

 
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