Slumbering Duckling

© Dolores Neilson

Slumbering Duckling

Piper Lehman 8/7/2002 10:14:03 AM

Precious, Dolores. Surely another winner for you. Good luck with this! #7276

Robert Jensen 8/7/2002 2:22:47 PM


Very nice portrait of the duckling. The lighting is superb.

Bob J. #10909

Dolores Neilson 8/7/2002 5:15:09 PM

Piper, you're not only an outstanding photographer, you're a wonderful individual too!! Thanks so very much for the vote of confidence on this image. I checked out your website earlier. What a beautifully designed and easily navigatable site!! I enjoyed every single pic and think they are wonderful!! You have inspiring work here, girlfriend. Congrats again on your win!!

And greetings to you, Bob! A special thanks to you also for your generous gesture of kindness on my duckling shot. I appreciate your effort and time immensely. I also checked out YOUR website. I love all the categories but my favorite are the butterflies!! What outstanding images. Congrats on placing with your Leopard Gecko!! And making finalist with your monkey frog! #10924

Carolyn M. Fletcher 8/7/2002 6:35:43 PM

This is great!!! Very sweet. I'm just getting around to wading through today's stuff. Mowed all day..Yuck..This made it worth the wait. #10928

Dolores Neilson 8/7/2002 7:40:09 PM

Hi Carolyn! Sorry for the rough day!! I'm with you...mowing is not my best hobby! Thanks so much for taking time, Carolyn. I think you're very sweet too!!! Take it easy worked hard enough today! #10945

Peder Mageroy 8/8/2002 12:53:57 AM

Very well done Dolores, sharpness, light and colors are just perfect, you did it again my friend. #10978

Dolores Neilson 8/8/2002 8:16:47 AM

Thank you Peder!! I appreciate the feedback and compliment so much! I'm hoping you check the site with your comments because your email still isn't working!! I had three returned to me. Take care, Peder and thanks again!!! #10983

Donna R. Moratelli 8/13/2002 9:25:55 PM

Delores, You cease to amaze me!.. I have never seen a picture of yours that wasn't absolutly beautiful and perfectly sharp.. This perfect! Please tell me what camera and lenses you use. Are they nikkor lenses? #11453

Piper Lehman 8/13/2002 9:50:52 PM

Um...I think Donna meant "never cease to amaze me..." Funny! :) Great close-up, again Dolores. #11454

Dolores Neilson 8/13/2002 11:48:52 PM

Hi Donna....Yes, I knew I would cease to amaze you someday!! I guess today is the day!! Just kidding...I knew what you meant!

Well, here you are feeding me chicken soup and Piper!! Donna, I use a Canon G1 digital camera that's currently with Dr. Canon (sent back to factory for repair)!! Actually, my lens was filter or polarizer for this shot....just the measely(sp?) little 3x proprietary zoom on the camera. What I'd give for an SLR based digital camera with REAL LENSES and more more focusing features! I have my heart on the D60 but we just bought a new SUV and sporting it'll be awhile. To make matter worse, we are going on vacation on Friday!! It'll be half a vacation now with no camera!!

Thanks again, Piper dearest!! I know I'll see some winners from you too at the end of the month! And you too, Donna!! #11468

Carolyn M. Fletcher 9/8/2002 5:31:48 AM

And here you go again, you big show off! This is great! You deserve it so much!! #13845

Adam Bolt 9/8/2002 10:58:04 PM

Now that you have finished with him/her can I take it home... please!!!
Another wonderful image Dolores.
Cheers Adam #14056

Piper Lehman 9/8/2002 11:34:16 PM

Congrats, Dolores! Well deserved! #14066

Dolores Neilson 9/9/2002 7:47:57 AM

Carolyn, Adam and Piper! Thank you! So much!! How kind you all are! Adam....I can understand you would want this little guy...I wanted him for myself!! But I knew I had to promptly return him to his parents at the farm. I bonded with him during the shoot and when visiting him at the farm a few months later....I couldn't tell which duck he was. Definitely not as cute as he was!! Thanks so much everybody for extending another kindness. It really means alot to me!! #14116

Els De Winter 8/31/2005 4:18:00 AM

What a wonderful shot, Dolores! I like your gallery!!

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After unsuccessfully shooting chicks at an ag fair last Fall, I asked my neighbor friend if she had some on her farm. She said she did not. (sigh) BUT...would ducklings be ok? (grin)
G-1, 1/15th/sec, F:8, ISO 50, tripod, natural light

Uploaded on 8/7/2002 9:43:47 AM Photo Contest Finalist

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