Photo of a duck on the water at Gilbert Riperian PreserveDuck on the pond at the Gilbert Riparian Preserve
August 2009, 6 AM
f/7.1 – 1/15 sec – ISO 100 – Focal Length 300 mm

I took this photograph at the Gilbert Riparian Preserve back in August at about 6 in the morning.  It is an example of why I save all but the most obviously bad and unrepairable photos that I take (a large external hard drive helps).  I often go back through my images for these photo of the day posts and something that did not strike me at the time I initially did my downloading and sorting will stand out in an image.

This image is rather monochromatic, but the detail in the duck, including the drop of water coming off his beak, and the reflection of the early morning sun in the water make it an image worth a second look.  So my advice is to invest in a 500 GB hard drive (they are relatively inexpensive now) and save all your photographs.  You never know what a second (or third and fourth) look will reveal.

1 Response to “Photo of the Day – Early Morning Duck”

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    on November 10 2009

    It’s so cute. I am an animal lover so I love all the animals and birds. But this looks so innocent and sweet…

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