26 | May
"Sunlit Tub"
General: 7:03 PM on 5/18/05 | Canon 300D
Technical: 1/800sec | f/7.1 | 300mm (480mm) | ISO-400
Exposure Mode: Av (Aperture Priority)
Exposure Bias: +0
Flash: No

One last duck shot. I couldn't resist posting this cute shot of a baby duck on the lake at sunset. Well, maybe it's not all that cute, but I still like it. :)

Thanks for all of your comments and helpful input. Much appreciated!

categories: nature sunrise/sunset

Thoughts of: genedavinci
May 26th, 2005 at 2:01 AM

it's indeed cute. but golden reflection of sun light is great!! it's as if the duck is enjoying the sunset... or sunrise..

Thoughts of: Matt
May 26th, 2005 at 3:02 AM

Again, great shot. I really like the light reflecting off of the water.

Thoughts of: David H-W
May 26th, 2005 at 4:06 AM

Great use of light here Ryan and love the 'smooth' effect of the water.

Thoughts of: Chet
May 26th, 2005 at 5:59 AM

Swimming off into the sunset...

Love the lighting, especially around the feathers.

Thoughts of: Darren
May 26th, 2005 at 8:24 AM

This is probably not true, but the first thought that came to my mind when I saw this image was that this little guy has come of age and is riding off to make a life of his own... Love it.

Thoughts of: yungyaw
May 26th, 2005 at 8:58 AM

Wait for me... Sun (the duck was chasing the sun). I like all your duck shots. The water with sunlight reflection can really be a great background.

I really admire your 300mm lens. ;)

Thoughts of: G N Bassett
May 26th, 2005 at 10:02 AM

Simply beautiful, the colors, the texture. BTW I added you to my favorites.

Thoughts of: Jamie
May 26th, 2005 at 12:21 PM

Out of the sets I've seen, I like this the best. The water is spectacular and the little baby duck is CUTE!

Thoughts of: Nik
May 26th, 2005 at 1:29 PM

stunning! I adore the shape and the smooth texture of the water... and the little fuzzy duck is adorable..

Thoughts of: n.smile
May 26th, 2005 at 3:51 PM


Thoughts of: jasonspix
May 26th, 2005 at 4:53 PM

This is fabulous! The reflection of the sun on the water is great! The duck just adds to the mood!

Thoughts of: David Kapp
May 26th, 2005 at 6:56 PM

The golden light really makes this shot for me. I love how the ripples catch it and come alive.

Thoughts of: Mark
May 26th, 2005 at 7:47 PM

awww, so cute ;)

I love the "waves" in the water.

Thoughts of: Charlie
May 26th, 2005 at 9:35 PM

This is so striking... such wonderful emotion to it. Beautiful!

Thoughts of: lydia
May 26th, 2005 at 9:49 PM

ahhh, a nice sense of serenity.

I like the framing and the shadowy effect

Thoughts of: paul
May 27th, 2005 at 7:21 PM

damn good man, damn good, just look at those reflections.....

Thoughts of: pilgrim
May 29th, 2005 at 3:22 PM

Maybe a little late, but this shot IS AMAZING. Great reflections, great detail in duck's backlighted "hair" (or should I say feathers?). The waves seem desert dunes.

Thoughts of: littlefish
May 31st, 2005 at 1:45 AM


lovely :)

Thoughts of: myla
June 4th, 2005 at 11:33 AM

My favorite of your work to date -- and one of my 'faves of the day' -- absolutely gorgeous. The water looks like silk. . .

Thoughts of: N.A.
June 4th, 2005 at 11:17 PM

eegads! a beautiful shot!

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