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Re: Wildlife wallpapers

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Post by ChrisUK » Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:02 am

peregrine wrote:
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@ChrisUK I do not see the Ducks in post #107 in what has come in.
Oops... I uploaded the wrong pic, could you delete it please. I'll upload the correct one in a minute.

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Re: Wildlife wallpapers

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Post by ChrisUK » Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:15 pm

It's OK, the Mallard was going to be uploaded anyway, so no need to delete
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Re: Wildlife wallpapers

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Post by ChrisUK » Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:07 am

First pic are Swan Cygnets... as we all know "The Ugly Duckling" became a Swan - these "Ugly Ducklings" will become Swans too (Nature and luck permitting) ;)

Second pic is another Gosling (Canada Goose)

Both are just small res versions for this thread - high res versions will be uploaded to the relevant wallpaper section later.


(Not much feedback on the textured Ducks I asked opinions of, so I won't do more of those ;) )
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Re: Wildlife wallpapers

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Post by asqwerth » Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:28 am

ChrisUK wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:07 am
First pic are Swan Cygnets... as we all know "The Ugly Duckling" became a Swan - these "Ugly Ducklings" will become Swans too (Nature and luck permitting) ;)

Second pic is another Gosling (Canada Goose)

Both are just small res versions for this thread - high res versions will be uploaded to the relevant wallpaper section later.


(Not much feedback on the textured Ducks I asked opinions of, so I won't do more of those ;) )
Really like the first pic - the baby swans are adorable.

Earlier textured pic - I'm not sure whether I like it or not, but that may not be due to the textured look per se. I think it's also the picture in question, with the ducks and ducklings being pretty far away.
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Re: Wildlife wallpapers

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Post by ChrisUK » Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:46 am

asqwerth wrote:
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[...]

Earlier textured pic - I'm not sure whether I like it or not, but that may not be due to the textured look per se. I think it's also the picture in question, with the ducks and ducklings being pretty far away.
Oddly enough, what you dislike about the image is what made me take the picture in the first place ;)

Just a personal opinion:

It's always a temptation to get as close as you can to your subject and "fill the frame" with a close-up. But you end up with highly detailed images that you could have taken in your living room. You also end up spooking more than you photograph. I try to let my subjects get close to me, which requires lots of patience and luck to get most close-ups. Also, I try to take pictures that show the subject and the environment that they inhabit, which often means shots like the Female Mallard followed by her Ducklings. And TBH, sometimes what you want a picture of is swimming along on the other side of the lake.

Although I also take shots of behaviour or poses that interest me. But we all like different things, which is fine, as it would be boring if we didn't ;)
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Re: Wildlife wallpapers

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Post by Jerry3904 » Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:53 am

I also like the shot as it is, where the light and water are the subject, almost in a pointillist way.
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Post by ChrisUK » Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:09 am

Peregrine,

I've uploaded the high res non-textured version, but I still think it's too noisy... please delete it if you agree... thanks.

Small res version below:
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Post by jackdanielsesq » Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:54 am

Beauteous - reminds me of the ducks in my harbor in MDR, CA
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Re: Wildlife wallpapers

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Post by AK-47 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:01 am

Nice. From a distance it looks like a crocodile that got punished for eating the local dentist.
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Re: Wildlife wallpapers

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Post by asqwerth » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:14 am

AK-47 wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:01 am
Nice. From a distance it looks like a crocodile that got punished for eating the local dentist.
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