Ducks Away!

Daily Image - 10 December 2011 - Ducks Away!

Sometimes when you’re out on a shoot an opportunity hits you with no warning whatsoever. You have no time to change lenses, no time to change settings. You need to act instinctively, take the shot and deal with the consequences later. While photographing some duck ponds this pair of Mallards took off, right in front of me. The shutter speed was way too slow but in this case I don’t think it matters at all. I hope you agree.

Sony A-900 – Tamron 70-200mm – f 2.8 – 200mm – ISO 200 – f9.5 – 1/60.

About gerrycurry

Gerry Curry was educated at Toronto’s Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology, where he received a diploma in Fine Arts - Photography. Gerry is a certified Apple Computer Systems Engineer by profession and as an independent consultant has worked with the graphic arts and pre-press industry, both in south-western Ontario and Nova Scotia, Canada, for over 26 years. He has been at the forefront of digital imaging from its inception. Gerry teaches primary computer systems maintenance, advanced colour calibration and colour management courses for graphic design, digital fine art and photography students as well as professionals. For several years, in the 80's he was an annual guest lecturer on user-based computer maintenance at the Rochester Institute of Technology - College of Imaging Arts and Sciences. Gerry now lives on the southwestern tip of Nova Scotia, close to Yarmouth, where he shares 30 acres close to the sea with his wife Nancy and their English and Welsh Springer Spaniels. Gerry enjoys tinkering with computers, working his dogs, flyfishing, writing and of course, photography.
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2 Responses to Ducks Away!

  1. sandi Gargano says:


  2. Agreed: the blurriness conveys the sense of motion better than a sharp image would.

    Steve Schwartzman

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