Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Environmental Shot

Talk about having your hands full.  This mallard female has nine ducklings in her brood.  (If you count them, there are actually three all the way to the right where you can only see the head of one.) When the photographer cannot zoom in enough to get a close-up picture, its called an environmental shot.  That is half joke.  But the thing I like about this picture, and the reason I posted it, is for it's abstract look.  There are no real edges although you know they have to be there somewhere.  Well, no they don't.  I cropped in slightly from the top to eliminate the only real edge that was visible leaving kind of an impressionistic vignette around the border.  This is another photo recently taken at the marsh rather than the river.

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