Getting down and dirty with the ducks!

This week’s travel snap is a shot I took while visiting Arundel’s Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre in West Sussex, England. There are many beautiful birds there to photograph but one of my favourite images from the day was of this mallard, a very common duck in England. I love how this shot has captured the movement of the water as it passes over the wings with a shower of water droplets hanging in mid-air.

Arundel Wildfowl Centre

Photography Tip – Get Low

As well as needing a very fast shutter speed to freeze the movement, rather than looking down on the duck you’ll get a better shot if you get to their eye level, right down, lying on the ground with you camera balanced on a bean bag. This shot was taken with a 200mm fixed lens and 1/1600 shutter speed.

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13 comments on “Getting down and dirty with the ducks!
  1. Gorgeous photo, love the movement of the water in this picture. @ailsapm on Twitter – If you click my name it’ll take you to my travel blog, but if you’re a nature fan like me, you might enjoy my nature blog too http://ailsapm.wordpress.com Nice to find you on WordPress as well as Twitter. :)

    • Thanks Madhu. It’s fascinating to see the pictures capture the movement that just looks a blur while you are actually watching the ducks. I don’t usually take wildlife shots so it was a great change of subject.

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