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Thursday, 25 February 2010

Ducks



There is not much open water in the river lately for the ducks to play around in, but this dam has become a gathering place.



Sometimes in a not-perfect picture I see an artistic challenge:




Even this one...

6 comments:

ADRIAN said...

Dawn, the last is very effective. What happens if you keep stacking till only the head is on the top layer?

DawnTreader said...

@ Adrian - I made that last one (and the other flying duck picture as well) using Picasa collage, with the choice to use the picture itself as frame; and then repeating that. Using that method, the picture of the top will always be the one you started out with. So even if I went on adding layers (frames) to this one, I would never end up with just the head on top.

Dan Felstead said...

Dawn Treader...GREAT PICTURES! I really like your last one...very artistic. Nice work. Isn't it amazing how these ducks can be in that frigid water this time of year!

Dan

DawnTreader said...

@ Dan - Thanks! And yes, it must be hard on them this winter. Some of them kept making these "jumps" up in the air from time to time - I'm guessing it's their exercise to try and keep warm! My camera not really quick enough to catch them in their flight, though. I know that and yet I can never keep myself from trying...! ;)

Sandra said...

the first thought I had was oh my, they might fall over the waterfall, but then the photo showed they would just fly if they did. I like it the way it came out of the camera. I like the first artistic one best, it centers the duck in the icy crackles. I like them all and isn't it fun to play with photos?

rae said...

I had the same thought as Sandra. Those first two pictures are like a little picture-story! Very nice.

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