They look like they are morphing!
Now that you mention it.... Maybe I should have stayed around for awhile ;~) -alicia
Look at all these drakes! They are getting prettied up for the ladies?
What a perfectly wonderful shot! I simply Adore ducks, and this is fantastic!
Okay now I have to give away my secret because I don't like fooling people....this is actually just one drake. There is one log on this lake that attracts all sorts of wildfowl and turtles the minute the sun comes out. The turtles are obviously more permanent fixtures, lingering while the birds come and go. This drake stayed and preened long enough for me to get a few shots of him, and the turtles were far enough away that I could fit 3 of him on the log without 'moving' the turtles. Sorry if I disappoint you, Mary Alice, but it a fun experiment and I didn't spend a lot of time on it. Tom, the morphs are multiplying :D.. -alicia
...Coming in for a closer look! :) Here I am again!
You've got to be kidding me? You must be Excellent in photoshop! Wow! I never would have known! Seriously great work, my friend! I am impressed with your talent.
You have certainly not disappointed me one bit! Had the one actually been three, you still would have gotten the same great shot! The way it is, you added a whole lot of creativity and talent to the mix!
Very well done, Alicia!
Big snaps to you for the terrific creation and for your confession! ;)
Now I am blushing ;)Mary Alice. Thank you for your praise - albeit exaggerated - I am nowhere near excellent. I see all of my mistakes, and I didn't take the time to be careful. But I appreciate your compliments and enthusiasm. It was a fun photo to play with. Greetings again, alicia
Girl, you are far too critical of yourself. I see no mistakes, and I never would have even known your little secret if you hadn't told me!
My praise was not exaggerated one little bit! I meant it all MOST sincerely! :) It takes a special talent to be able to do all the things that you did. I do not even have photoshop on my computer, so I am completely unfamiliar with the process. That's probably why it impresses me even more than the average person.
Anyway, I am learning a lot on here, mostly that you guys are far more advanced that I. :)
It's all fun!
Enjoy your night and your Friday tomorrow!
Mary Alice ( or Alicia!) ;)
Good thing is, only the ducks know for sure. If you weren't so intimate with it Alicia you wouldn't see your mistakes! It sure makes you slow down and take a second, more careful look.
And all the more credit to you Mary Alic(e)(ia) for not even needing to process! Sometimes I think it's better to spend the time in the field just shooting and let someone else do the processing for prints...;) It is boggling what there is to learn and I certainly have miles to go - but yes, it is fun all the way.
Tom, you are probably right, it's easy to lose sight of the forest for the trees ;)
Thank you both for constructive commenting! -alicia
Thank you, Billy for finding and commenting on my ducks. And for the link where I will now go....
hello, very nice picture with great colors and good perspective. lovely ducks! l+f
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