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One step at a time.....

One step at a time.....
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Copyright: Julie Thornton (Juliet) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-27
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel 400D XTi
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-12-15 8:21
Viewed: 1317
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I love to watch these little puffballs learning to walk. Their webbed feet are almost as big as these goslings bodies... I took this earlier this spring on a fairly overcast day near my office. I had a long focal length- so I ran it thru Neat Image but lost some sharpness (and my exif data).

Have a great day !
Happy Holidays

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2011-12-15 9:13]

Hi Julie

Nice repetition of the cute ducklings & I like the one top left appearing to adopt the position of leader! Good color, sharpness & dof. Tfs! Merry Xmas!

Hi Julie
Love these lovely puffballs which looks so adorable at this stage which is well exposed with good details on there soft fur.
Kind Regards

They are sooooo cute and so huggable (oops, I think I squash one of them)! But where is mama? Good dof with nice details and wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.

Hello Julie

I see that they are out for a family outing. I see the action of then shaking the water off as they come ashore. Well done all around. Great sharpness and POV.


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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2011-12-15 9:55]

Lovely ducklings, nice scene, well seen, well done, the ducklings make me smile :)))

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2011-12-15 10:09]


Merveilleuse compo et iamge suoperbe comme ils sont cou ils doivent rentrer à ola maison splendide et touchant.

Bravo et amitié


Hello Julie,
Very cute and very beautiful. The loss in sharpness is no issue and actually complements the nature of the image. A pleasure to view.

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  • VicZik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 528 W: 82 N: 950] (4812)
  • [2011-12-15 12:37]

It feels like that the little puffballs are on their way to school...Perhaps it better like this, I actually like it this way so do not to worry about sharpness.


Olá julie
Delicious scene...It has an emotive response. Cool moment.
um abraço

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-12-15 13:46]

Hi Juliet,
A happy family of these puffballs learning to walk. Maybe sharpness is missing but such an interesting shot! Nature at its best! I like the warm lighting.
Maybe a minimal focal point in the leading duckling!
My best regards,

Francis Xavier

Such a lovely shot with so cute ducklings, Julie!
Amazing focus and nice clarity with well kept contrasts within the picture.
The colors are natural and POV is well thought.
Good work!

Best regards,

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2011-12-15 14:00]

Hello Julie :)

These kids are marvellous and look as sweetness,
and this first with the tucked up leg looks delightfully.
He presents himself in colours and light magnificently.
Very showy composition, splendid sharpness, colours and light.
The fantastic realization, I like him very much!

My best wishes.

Hi Julie, a bit hard to get used to big feet when your wings cant help you balance yet. Checking out the ground for food as soon as they hit dry land. Fiona

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2011-12-15 19:59]

Hi Julie,
They look so adorable & cute. Amazing focus, great contrasts within the picture. Beautiful colors & great POV. Well done & TFS.

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2011-12-15 22:53]

Hi Julie...
Nice scene...
Good dof, sharpness...
Have a nice weekend...

Hello Julie,
Very nice photo. Wonderful composition.

Puffballs sums it up beautifully. They do look cute as well as clumsy. Lovely moment.

Lovely and nice picture of this pretty birds.Well done.
Best regards.

Hi, Julie. I like your caption. Good timing to capture these goslings . there is goos repititin which makes this composition interesting to see. A very Merry Christmas to you. Cheers.

Hi Julie
A very fine capture with soft focus effect of these amazing little ducks
Great warm colors, nice exposure control and well framed
Best wishes

The cutest post of TL.very well timed and taken from a wonderful POV.colors and details are superb.love it.tfs

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