Duckling

David Resnikoff Student 7/23/2012 5:29:05 AM

Susan

Just Lovely

David R #1476425

Arthur Bohlmann 7/23/2012 6:04:44 AM

Very nice composition, good detail and color too #10240960

Carla Capra 7/23/2012 6:32:38 AM

Adorable little guy. I like the subdued colors and the light is lovely. #10241020

Susan Williams 7/23/2012 7:11:21 AM

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. #10241101

Paul R. Nelson 7/23/2012 4:14:19 PM

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. #10241635

Susan Williams 7/24/2012 7:15:24 PM

Thank you very much, Paul. (Wish I could italicize "very.") I really appreciate your comment. #10243035

Bobby Ray Goodman 8/29/2012 7:33:13 AM

Hi Susan,Big Congratulations on this beautiful finalist and a favorite my friend!!! #10295826

Arthur Bohlmann 8/29/2012 7:51:31 AM

Way To Go Susan!! Hope to see this image in the fiaal round! #10295904

Paul R. Nelson 8/29/2012 8:36:19 AM

Congratulations, Susan! I'm glad the judges saw what the rest of us saw. I wish you well in the next round. #10296155

Lorna Shutter 8/29/2012 5:28:02 PM

So cute!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist Award, Susan!!!!! Good luck in the next round!!! :)
Photobucket #10297836

Patrick Rouzes 8/29/2012 6:59:51 PM

COngrats & good luck on this endearing finalist, Susan! WTg!
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Susan Williams 8/30/2012 6:34:09 AM

Thank you so much Bobby, Art, Paul, Lorna and Patrick for your continued support and good wishes. It means a lot to me! #10298913

Daniella Puente 8/30/2012 5:32:19 PM

Wonderful photo, congrats! #10300230

Memoriee G. Sconce 8/30/2012 5:38:29 PM

Congrats on this little guy.
Memoriee #10300259

Laura E. Swan 9/1/2012 12:44:45 AM

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. #10302861

Neal D. Hatcher 9/1/2012 6:05:15 AM

Congratulations on your finalist #10303261

Kathy Reeves 9/1/2012 6:17:18 AM

I can almost feel the softness. Congratulations! #10303303

Susan Williams 9/1/2012 9:56:42 AM

Thanks a million, everyone. Your comments and inspioration support are very much appreciated. #10303684

Susan Williams 9/1/2012 10:08:55 AM

I meant "inspirational support." Please overlook my typing -- I was overly excited. :) #10303702

Wm Nosal 9/1/2012 1:17:11 PM

Beautiful Image Susan!
Congratulations #10303981

Jeffrey R. Bange 9/2/2012 12:39:50 PM

Congratulations Susan on your well deserved finalist photo, I was away this past week and I'm just getting caught up on my mail. #10305506

Renata Gusciora 9/7/2012 3:45:27 PM

Congratulations on your lovely finalist,Susan!!!:-) #10313419

David Resnikoff 9/7/2012 6:55:45 PM

Susan

Congratulations.

Now get the Golden Ribbon

David R #10313563

Susan Williams 9/7/2012 8:37:38 PM

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. #10313659

JO ANN CLEVELAND 9/8/2012 10:18:11 AM

Perfect timing on this outstanding capture Susan!

Big congratulations!

jo ann c. #10314211

Rona L. Schwarz 9/11/2012 7:33:24 AM

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! #10318242

Karen Celella 9/13/2012 9:59:01 AM

Congratulations on your adorable finalsit, Susan. #10321408

Emile Abbott 9/29/2012 3:41:09 PM

Way cute and belated congrats on finalist. #10346690

Shelly Miss Webb 1/19/2013 9:26:22 AM

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 #10523075

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Description

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.

Exif: F Number: 4.5, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/1000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 200.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 20D

Uploaded on 7/22/2012 8:18:57 PM

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