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Playing in the Rain by Photosbykev Playing in the Rain by Photosbykev
rather than give up because the weather was absolutely pants this moring I decided to play.

a 1/10second exposure on these Mandarin Ducks/Drakes gave some impression of the rain bucketing down. Full frame image taken with a Canon 600mm prime lens on a !D MkII N camera. Thankfully both are fully weatherproofed :)
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rainbowbiscuits35790 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Rain with duckies? This made my day even more better.
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xX-C-h-a-r-l-i-e-Xx Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awww, duckeeeys~ ^_^

Nice crisp shot even though it's in the rain, and you captured the ducks at all different angles with different expressions. Lucky and good timing!
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rewston Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2006
i think its a gorgeous photo, they all look so happy lol. these are my mum's favourate type of duck but ive never seen them in the flesh
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NocturnalVampire Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2006   Photographer
Excellent shot!
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onyx26 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
You've really captured the atmosphere on this one. The ducks are perfectly clear and very colourful, but the rain is perfectly emphasised by the slightly slower shutter speed. Good thinking and a great shot!
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shuk Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2006
love this, the rain drops are great but the expression on the duck in front is priceless
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Pipera Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2006  Professional Filmographer
This is soooo unbeleavable good great amazing shot. And the ducks are cute to : )
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nitsch Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2006   Photographer
Fantastic shot Kev. The slow shutterspeed works a treat here, the effect of the raindrops is superb. Well done.
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AbsSohlootly Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2006
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beautiful ducks- beautiful raining pants - we say rainging cats and dogs
three are with the program, one wanders off and shows off the tail feathers.
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lovingenglish Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2006   Photographer
aww ^^
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SherylLaBouchardiere Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2006
Thats the spirit :D

Not sure its nice weather fro the Duck in front though ;)
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Wodewose Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2006
Those are all drakes - as I suspect you know very well, Kev. They must've been keeping very still for you :D
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edar Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2006
I like how you've captured the rain mid-drop, and the clarity of the ducks. The few bunched together and the lone one facing away make it a nice composition too. Also like the different levels of alertness among the ducks.
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DuckOfDeath Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2006
"the weather was absolutely pants", eh? Good thing that claim was illustrated; otherwise I wouldn't have known what it meant, although I would have guessed it wasn't good.

Very nice shot of one of my favorite duck species. I really like the effect the slow shutter speed had on the rain, too. But, the tilt bothers me. I'm assuming this pond wasn't actually running downhill to the right. :)
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Photosbykev Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
and I actually corrected the tilt lmao. Obviously not enough
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DuckOfDeath Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2006
I seem to be a "human level". I notice these things more than anyone I know. Probably the result of having a bubble for a brain. :lol:
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Photosbykev Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
I should of seen it as it is my pet hate !!!. My engineering eye must of been asleep lol
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DuckOfDeath Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2006
Well, I've been known to miss it in my own shots, at times, too. I guess we get too focused on the cool stuff and forget about the not-so-cool stuff for a moment.
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