Janet McLaughlin  

Nap time by Janet McLaughlin

August 2022 - Nap time

August 2022 - Janet McLaughlin


About the Image(s)

I took this photo while taking a walk. This duck was taking advantage of the warm sun!
This was taken with my Leica V-Lux 3.
F 4.5
ISO 125
1/400 s

I cropped this a bit and got rid of the tail feathers of another duck from the lower right corner using Touch-Retouch. I also blurred the background slightly in PhotoRoom.

5 comments posted

Angela Bonner   Angela Bonner
A lovely sharp image of this duck having a doze. I was glad you were able to get rid of the other ducks feathers that were at the edge of the image. Background is nice and blurred.
I know she is dozing but I think it would have been a lot better if she had opened her eye and checked you out!! Also it might have been better to have feet in the image as well?
Well spotted and well done.   Posted: 08/01/2022 09:50:49

Randall Gusdorf   Randall Gusdorf
Janet, a lovely duck and wonderful colors and the sharpness is very appealing as well as the blurred out background. It feels peaceful. That said, I find a bit too much at the top, and I either cut out the legs or get the full legs and feet in my shot, depending on what I want to show.   Posted: 08/02/2022 08:02:31

Donna Paul   Donna Paul
I am glad you cropped the stuff out on the right hand side and blurred the background. Looks much better. I also think that a little more cropping off the top and legs would help. Nice job!   Posted: 08/02/2022 12:46:17

Cheryl Dubois   Cheryl Dubois
Janet this is a very nice image. The detail in the feathers is very sharp. I agree, including the feet would be a plus. The title is appropriate to the fact that the eye of the duck is closed!   Posted: 08/02/2022 15:19:53

Hema Narayanan   Hema Narayanan
Good patterns and a candid catch of the bird. Sharp and colorful. Bit tightly Cropped I felt and some breathing room may have helped though   Posted: 08/03/2022 06:14:35


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