Monday, October 31, 2011

Some More Wood Ducks

1/50 | f/8 | ISO 800 | Fill Flash

On Thursday I returned to the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens for some more wood duck images and this time I got some shots of them in the water. The lighting was difficult resulting in having to use slower shutter speeds than I would have liked on some of the images like the one above.

1/320 | f/8 | ISO 800 | Fill Flash

I think this one is probably my favorite so far despite being a little soft in the head area. I just love the color of the water and her pose. I will probably go back yet again sometime this week for more, cannot get enough of these great looking ducks especially when they are so cooperative!
Stay tuned for more to come.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Wood Duck

Wow, it has been a long time since I have updated this blog, I hope I still have a follower or two out there! After a busy summer where I had very little time for photography, it was great to get out and shoot for a bit yesterday. I went with my mom to the Botanical Gardens that are right on the outskirts of downtown Fort Worth, hoping to find some cooperative wood ducks and we were very pleased to find about 7 chilling out on a small island and very approachable. It was hard to get a perfectly clean shot since you are limited to where you can shoot from in the gardens, but I got a couple that I am pleased with. I am planning to go back very soon for some shots of them in the water. This one was taken while lying down on a concrete path with overcast skies.
Hope you like it.

Image Data:
1/60. | f/8 | ISO 800 | Fill Flash
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