Ducks Update 1-28-2022
On my walkabout I was carrying my brick i.e. Camera Bag to improve my health and vitality, found some interesting Mallard ducks and decided to photograph them. The location is close to my home in Mount Laurel, New Jersey.
I love the color of the male Mallards, they are so beautiful and vibrant. They didn’t seem to mind my present and were busy to gather food. Another fascinating point is that they use the ice to stand on, and the cold doesn’t bother their feet.
Mallards are large ducks with hefty bodies, rounded heads, and wide, flat bills. Like many “dabbling ducks” the body is long and the tail rides high out of the water, giving a blunt shape. In flight, their wings are broad and set back toward the rear.
The mallard or wild duck is a dabbling duck that breeds throughout the temperate and subtropical Americas, Eurasia, and North Africa, and has been introduced to New Zealand, Australia, Peru, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, the Falkland Islands, and South Africa.
I’ve included some Harlequin Ducks and a link, whose colors fascinate me.
Before Update post from 2010
My first film post, shot from the Broncia ETRS – 75mm f2.8, film Kodak Porta 160 NC, processed in PSCS4 with Nik silver FX Pro and tweaked in LR 2.6
I like the look and feel in Black and White, and I’m very happy with results. I’d like to print the image to see what the print would look like.
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Really nice atmospheric image.
I would be tempted to crop a litlle more landscape i think