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This is a Mandarin duck that I shot through a chain-link fence at our local park. I was very lucky to catch him on the shore and was able to use the pond as the background. This was one of the hardest shots I have ever had do to the fact that I had to shoot through the fence and he was near the base of it. The angel to get the photograph was a hard one. Plus I had to use my 200 lens in order to shoot through the fence. My regular lens couldn't get past the fence. The vignette effect is from the fence but I love how it turned out. I loved this image so much I had it printed as a 16x20 for my own house and it is beautiful on metallic paper!

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Given 2012-03-14
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This is such a great photo! First of all, it's an extraordinary subject, which makes the photo more unique and appealing to look at in general. It brings up a happy, warm feeling, which may also be associated with the colors.

I think what makes this photo original are the vibrant colors, which contrast together very well and catch your eye immediately. The grey in the background also helps the foreground colors to pop out even more, if you know what I mean. It makes me wonder how you managed to capture a grey background, when I would normally picture this being taken in an outdoor, nature scene.

As for the composition, I feel you could've zoomed out just a tad and captured the rest of the beak, or more of the bird in general. The photo just feels a little too centered for my liking. Also, if you were looking for a totally grey background, perhaps the little plants/spots in the lower right corner could be edited out. That could just be me, though.

I also think the white right next to and around the eye is a little overexposed, and perhaps some of the feathers and whatnot in the back a little underexposed. I'm just not too sure about the lighting.

The focus is excellent though, and once again, you've captured a wonderful subject that catches the viewer's attention right away - good work!
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:icondrewboy89:
DrewBoy89 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
That's a very vibrant looking bird.:)
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:iconmightyhopeful:
MightyHopeful Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016  Professional General Artist
Extraordinarily pretty. I like the angle of the photo, as well.
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:iconadruna-naoka1:
adruna-naoka1 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
lovely
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:iconangelaleonetti:
AngelaLeonetti Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you
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:iconfineartbyandrewdavid:
fineartbyandrewdavid Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
beautiful
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:iconangelaleonetti:
AngelaLeonetti Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you
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:iconvalkyriestears:
Valkyriestears Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You've really managed to capture all the wonderful rich colours that mandarin ducks have. This is just beautiful :)
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:iconarcticicewolf:
ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That duck is really beautiful! Love it!
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SeiMissTake Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured here [link] Hope you dont mind ;)
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:iconjohn-peter:
John-Peter Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your beautiful work has been featured in my journal:[link]
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:icondrangelu:
Drangelu Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME
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ZeBracArdeaTH Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
i cant critique this until i get a better monitor
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:iconangelaleonetti:
AngelaLeonetti Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
ok thank you
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
That's really nice focus and detail i like it a lot! Wonderful angle and zoom here, up close, eh?

I love the bird, it's really beautiful!

I think you did a nice job of composing the piece, it seems balanced and well done! Wonderful!

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:iconangelaleonetti:
AngelaLeonetti Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
My pleasure :heart:
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Mamas-Art Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi Angela!
I chose this one for my feature here: [link] because this is absolutely one of my favorite shots from you ever! The colors are awesome and the angle is REALLY cool. It turns this from a regular duck pic to something really interesting to fun to look at. Like is said...one of my favorites from you =D
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WriteByNumbers Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow! The title doesn't lie! Great colors! :D
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:iconangelaleonetti:
AngelaLeonetti Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:-)
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:iconjennifermulkerrin:
JenniferMulkerrin Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Professional Photographer
adore the angle
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:iconangelaleonetti:
AngelaLeonetti Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you
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thanksthatisenough Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
Angela, so beautiful!
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:iconangelaleonetti:
AngelaLeonetti Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank You
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thanksthatisenough Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
you're most certainly welcome :D
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:iconmoremdm:
moreMDM Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous!!! Great shot!
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:icondacilove:
Dacilove Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow he's beautiful, definitely a lucky shot!
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:iconfirestorm-the-poet:
Firestorm-the-Poet Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:wow: Wow! Gorgeous photo! The colors are amazing. :D
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:iconstunady:
Stunady Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
meow! nice
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:iconreygarfaust:
ReygarFaust Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Professional Photographer
Beautiful work! I love you!
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:iconyagamiseven:
Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Pretty
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:iconheartbunnie:
HeartBunnie Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012   Writer
:la: Rainbow!
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:iconjadefalcon1:
jadefalcon1 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Quack!
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:iconmrjones05:
MrJones05 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
IT'S FAT. :B
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:iconsonic1234567891:
Sonic1234567891 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
awe-struck, i am
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:iconrsecoya:
RSecoya Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
very striking
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:iconannabeld:
AnnabelD Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012   General Artist
Oh my goodness! Those colors!!
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:iconcianatherabbit:
CianaTheRabbit Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DEAR GOD!!!
These ducks are BEAUTIFUL!!!
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:iconchsehd41:
chsehd41 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
A truly stunning picture. The colors are knockout, the focus on the feathers is perfect. Let's see your ex pop out a picture like this!!!
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:iconsilverfiresshadow:
SilverfiresShadow Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Beautiful :)
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:iconalizadeh-art:
Alizadeh-Art Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
fantastic my friend,instant feature,cheers
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:iconellipsis615:
Ellipsis615 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Squee! I freakin love mandarin ducks! This one is a gorgeous example, and this shot is super impressive. Better a fence than glass though, that always screws up the picture...
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:iconnightrainforest:
NightRainForest Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Student Writer
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA THIS IS WONDERFULLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE YOU RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!! Sorry, I am slightly obsessed with ducks. ;)
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:icon21citrouilles:
21citrouilles Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
:wow: Fabulous shot and bird. :heart:
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:iconscarlet-tango:
scarlet-tango Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's beautiful!
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:iconfujii-chama:
Fujii-Chama Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
OMG, such vibrant color...
the shading blends nicely, the focus, and ... and it's just... wow...
great effort there.
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KaylaSevier Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! It sounds like this took a lot of work to get, shooting through a fence and such.
I think it's beautiful! Totally worth it, this is spectacular.
Really awesome how the water worked perfectly as the background too!
I love this! :)
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:iconedwinshy:
EdwinShy Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow.... and I mean just wow ! So many pretty colors
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:iconnignag:
NigNag Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Purty bird
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:iconbigbossface:
bigbossface Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Great detail & lighting. Very inspiring. Those lens you said were great
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:iconjujukittychick:
jujukittychick Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
absolutely wonderful shot! definitely worth all the work i think :)
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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D60
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1/250 second
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F/5.6
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200 mm
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May 17, 2011, 3:18:35 PM
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