Friday, December 12, 2008

Photos: Duck!

If you ever get a chance to go to your local botanical garden, I highly recommend it. It's a wonderful way to spend a day (especially in the spring). Aside from the flowers, there is also plenty of wildlife to look at (and shoot*).

At the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, you can visit the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden. Aside from the impressive looking Japanese structure in the middle of the pond (I have no idea what it is called), there are koi in the water and ducks on the pond. Here's one that I caught on film.

Canon XSi, 18-55 lens at 55mm
f/5.6, 1/500 second.

As always, comments, critiques and criticisms are welcome and encouraged.

The Wolf

Previous Photos:
Sunflower Arrangement (discussion of lens apertures and depth of field)
Empire (basic discussion of lenses)
Hovering Bee
Sunflower Macro
Statue of Liberty
Trinity Church, September 11, 2008
Manhattan Tulips

* No, not with a gun! With a camera. :)


Leah Goodman said...

I ducked. Now what?

Anonymous said...

How's the white balance on this photo? Because the blue of the feathers and the water just doesn't look true... Other than that, it's pretty cool - looks like the duck is looking straight at the camera.

Anonymous said...

Nice composition, clarity and colors. Colors look a little saturated, which is not an entirely bad thing.

MYG said...

Nice, but what post-processing? A trifle oversharpened, perhaps?