Goldeneye - created by dhoebeke


Goldeneye
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  • Camera: SONY
  • Camera model: SLT-A58
  • Exposure time: 1/2000
  • Aperture: f/6.3
  • ISO: 800

The common goldeneye is a diving duck. This is the male in its breeding colors, having wintered in the San Francisco Bay area. (description added for clarification) (1 year and 364 days ago)

author says:

You are incorrect. The bird's name is goldeneye, more specifically "common goldeneye". As such, it clearly fits the requirements of the contest. Here's the wikipedia entry in case that would be helpful: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_goldeneye
Thank you.

Moderator says:

Photograph something starting with the letter G, in English.
We are looking for objects. Not names of people, places or adjectives.
If not obvious, please name the object.

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still26 says:

A handsome boy indeed. A different composition, giving him more room to flow into (following rule of 3 in photography) would strengthen the shot. A few pops of overexposure evident. Are you shooting on A mode or Manual? Do try manual, just bite the bullet and you will see your creative powers will increase.

author says:

Great comments as always, still. I was shooting in S mode to get the droplets sharp. You're going to get me out of the "birder shot" mentality!

(1 year and 358 days ago)


avatar still26
still26 says:

Is that a good thing or a bad thing?

author says:

It depends. What appeals to you and me artistically doesn't necessarily translate commercially. The smack dab centered birds on a note card are really popular.

(1 year and 358 days ago)


avatar still26
still26 says:

Yes, if that is what you are gunning for, it is a subjective arena we are talking about... are you having this made into a card?

author says:

Yes, part of a series.

(1 year and 358 days ago)


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still26 says:

That is exciting I know you will do well, congrats!

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