Good Morning Everyone,
This is one of my favourite photographs just, I think, because it is so different from most of my shots and such a one-off opportunity.
It was taken in Hyde Park, in London. I was trying to photograph a grebe, ducking under the water, when I noticed the floating feather. As luck would have it, a duck swam nearby. I waited until they were both in the frame before I clicked.
I love the way the duck's head appears upside down, with the feather symbolically like a fish!
cropped and sharpned + little burning.
Thank you for your interest.
Have a good Sunday, Bev :-)
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brianmcc (6219) 2012-05-06 1:49
a very well spotted composition with the reflections in the water, and the cropped duck creating an intreging picture. the floating leaf adds to the abstract nature of the picture.
CLODO (32556) 2012-05-06 2:03
Very attractive and inovative picture, well spotted and well focused on the feather; the upside portrait of the duck fills well the frame.
maloutim (9639) 2012-05-06 2:44
Lovely, original photo indeed ! You have said it all in the reason why you love it, and i Entirely agree with it !
Congratulations for this beautiful capture !
Have a good Sunday !
timecapturer (49288) 2012-05-06 3:03
like the creativity in this original observational image. The positioning of the main elements here is just right and the overal effect very artisitic and striking. Well done!
Enjoy your Sunday - all the best Brian.
Sergiom (68708) 2012-05-06 5:42
J'apprécie beaucoup la construction de cette image. C'est du très beau travail de patience et d'attente pour atteindre un aussi beau résultat.
paololg (31448) 2012-05-06 5:52
Ciao dear Bev,
beautiful image, you have captured a really nice scene characterized by the good photo quality and the soft colors. A photo that inspires beauty and elegance. Sincere congratulations!
Ciao, have a nice week!
holmertz (45936) 2012-05-06 7:50
This is not an immediately easily identified composition, so it shows the importance of clarifying notes. It is certainly an unusual composition, but with its clear lines and few colours it has immense graphic qualities.
mesutilgim (89762) 2012-05-06 10:12
At first glance it's not easy to understad but if you've interpereted it, it's amazing !
First I had problems with the grebe(I was thinking it's part of a sculpture).
TFS and have a nice evening
ChrisJ (105551) 2012-05-06 11:23
I had to look twice to figure this one out! Clever use of reality merged with illusion, with the feather incongruously floating above the duck's reflections. And I thought it was an elephant at first too. Impeccable sharpness & textural details. Tfs!
Nicou (131494) 2012-05-06 11:32
Fantaswtique compo e timage superbe cpatage e tiamge quel reflet de cette tête avec la plume grandisoe compo et iamge.
bravo et amitié
jhm (145204) 2012-05-07 4:37
This is indeed a picture that we not see everyday.
Exactly on just moment on the just place, with the camera in the hand
Composition and presentation are nice, certainly the nek of the duck
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice week,
ikeharel (63925) 2012-05-07 8:02
Really an unusual in your gallery, Beverly.
Took me a while to comprehand what POV I see here, and that's agreeable to be unique.
A nice premeditated, and collecting the moment on the pond.
patdeph (35748) 2012-05-07 11:22
here is a very unusual picture, very well seen, and very well done.I love your crop with just a part of the duck and its head reflecion, near the feather.Excellent, and thanks for your originality.
sevy (15367) 2012-05-09 5:42
Very good idea of composition playing with the reflection and the feather on a miror water suface.
kiks (11785) 2012-06-20 14:10
Fantastic composition an dvery original. I love the texture of it. Congratulations
jaywalker (16101) 2012-06-26 14:54
Hi Beverley, I have to comment on this photo as the "stone duck" attracted my attention so much, you really have captured the whole picture very well, thereflection is excellent & beautifully managed light, also your eye worked perfectly to see that feather, kind regards Wilson,
Nice to meet you & Len hope to see you again some day.
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (33837)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-10-31
- Categories: Humorous, Nature
- Camera: Nikon D200, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/350 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-05-06 1:37