Adelet Kegley  


Duck - Jacksonville Zoo by Adelet Kegley

January 2022 - Duck - Jacksonville Zoo

About the Image(s)

This small duck at the Jacksonville zoo was on this strange rock in the pond. I had a new lens Nikon Z 2.8 70-200. I like the color tones and the sharp image.


10 comments posted




Marilyn Ross   Marilyn Ross
Good capture. Tones are good. Not sure about the right side so I tried cropping it into a vertical.   Posted: 01/04/2022 11:40:26
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Adelet Kegley   Adelet Kegley
yes it does work in this cropped view. I took several photos of the duck and liked this view with the extra negative space. Contemplating his reflection.   Posted: 01/08/2022 14:03:23
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Bob Wills   Bob Wills
Hi Adelet,

I did a six-month Med tour on the USS Saratoga in Mayport, rented an apartment in Jacksonville for my family, but I never knew Jacksonville had a zoo. This image is beautiful. I love the color palette you used. Sharp, and well exposed, yet a soft and inviting feel to it due to the muted tones. Dorinda loves her Z7 II. Excellent story telling too. I can't think of thing to add. I would call this a perfect image. Can I have it?

  Posted: 01/09/2022 14:00:32
Adelet Kegley   Adelet Kegley
Jacksonville Zoo is near the Jax airport. Very nice family-oriented Park. our Photo Club members plans yearly visits.
This photo was taken late January 2021, slightly overcast day.
yes, you can have a copy or print, just email me.

debating if I should remove the tag from the leg?   Posted: 01/09/2022 20:23:07
Bob Wills   Bob Wills
I saw the tag and wondered also. If you can remove it without any artifacts (RAW file probably) I would. I was kidding about wanting a copy, just wanted the copyright! I would definitely remove the tag from the portrait image. I love the completed space on your original.
Shirley mentions a competition issue with the tag, but I think the image is very wall-worthy and would take it off.   Posted: 01/10/2022 09:09:30
Adelet Kegley   Adelet Kegley
agree did create a copy with the tag removed.   Posted: 01/11/2022 11:00:33
Adelet Kegley   Adelet Kegley
Jacksonville Zoo is near the Jax airport. Very nice family-oriented Park. our Photo Club members plans yearly visits.
This photo was taken late January 2021, slightly overcast day.
yes, you can have a copy or print, just email me.

debating if I should remove the tag from the leg?   Posted: 01/09/2022 20:23:08



Shirley Ward   Shirley Ward
In your original image the bird's head is lost, as well as in the reflection. Also, I would crop most of the right side out which doesn't really add to the scene....I prefer the one with his full head upright so that one can see his bill, etc. I know birds don't always stay in the perfect position long enough for us to get all of the details in their heads, but the possibility of this might have happened in a few minutes later, which is why I prefer the second image... Bands are allowed in Nature, so if you removed the band it could not be entered in a Nature competition...   Posted: 01/10/2022 00:00:07
Adelet Kegley   Adelet Kegley
thanks Shirley, good comments for competition. Also, the info re the tags is helpful. Have been wondering about them on many images I have captured at zoos etc.   Posted: 01/11/2022 11:05:56



Julia Parrish   Julia Parrish
I agree with Shirley. I like the photo with his head upright and agree that some of the right could be cropped out so as to feature the cute duck.   Posted: 01/12/2022 18:19:25



 

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