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    Hi Steve,
    I believe that this picture is without "soul". I mean: is it for you a very source of emotions? It seems flat. I would have set up the picture in horizontal line, the subject on the left and more "space" on the top.That is from my point of view.

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    Nice reflections of the trees Steve, it might have been better if you could have left the bird move between them though. BTW isn't the 'duck' a goose?

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    Re: Duck Soup

    Quote Originally Posted by KCBrecks View Post
    Nice reflections of the trees Steve, it might have been better if you could have left the bird move between them though. BTW isn't the 'duck' a goose?
    But that classic film was called Duck Soup not Goose Soup.

    I was wondering if a crop from the top would reduce the apparent slight 'top heaviness' of the scene. But I can't find anything which works better. Possibly a square crop; but even that seems to lose as much as it gains.

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    I think this photo has lots and lots of soul. I also think the placement of the bird, whether it's a duck or a goose , is absolutely perfect. If I were to make a change, I would crop some off the bottom to eliminate the uninteresting, somewhat distracting large white area.

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    I like it, Steve. The extra space with the reflections seems well balanced to me, but then, I like space. Very nicely captured.

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    I just love it Steve, wouldnt change anything except to cop it slightly to get rid of that branch coming into the top right corner and a bit off the bottom. Its a gem with that reflection and the ripples making some great effects. This picture oozes feeling and soulfulness to me.

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    Re: Duck Soup

    Beautiful shot.. Love the mood and reflection

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    Steve, I like the way the fowl (duck or goose) is framed between the reflections of the trees. Nice photo. Bruce

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    Well, I love it. I think the colours are fabulous and the gentle ripples from the bird's motion create a very serene scene. I might crop a little from the top border to remove the light spots -- maybe they are leaves on the water, or just on the bank but they distract me a little. Very nice image, Steve.

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    Re: Duck Soup

    Cheers hallorudy, I did a couple like you say but thought the reflections were more of interest than the birds.

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    Thanks Keith, I suppose it could have been better but I'm a slave to thirds. I don't know my ducks from gooses or geese even.

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    Cheers Geoff, I was using the golden ratio tool in photoshop and cutting it down loses some of the trees.

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    Hi Mike, thanks for the help. The white area is a bit my fault since I process to extremes. The idea was to capture the trees reflections and that would have suited black and white but there just happened to be a bird in it that I tried to put on a third and get all the trees. This is sort of Ortonised to highlight the reflection and hide imperfections as well.

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    Cheers Sergio, I like white space

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    Cheers Wayne

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    Thankyou Christina

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    Cheers Bruce

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    Re: Duck Soup

    I think your right Greg, I will crop a little more.

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    Re: Duck Soup

    "Now dat's de woist 'ting I evah hoid!" (Best Groucho impression while waving a cigar!)

    Steve this is a great shot!

    As you and Greg have decided, just those little spots at the top!

    Good to see you back here.

    I missed you.

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