Tuesday, July 13, 2010

A Mother With Her Nine Ducklings At Sunrise

Click on photo to enlarge - © 2010 jim otterstrom

Last Friday, shortly after sunrise, Peggy, Dallas, and I came across this family of Mallard Ducks gliding along beside the footbridge at Stanfield Marsh.

The dim early morning light required me to use a fast & rather grainy ISO setting of 400 to capture this moment which I later softened with a light touch of watercolor effects in Photoshop.

The results are beautiful to my eye, portraying the scene with an artful interpretation beyond what the photograph captured.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a beautiful photo. I really like the watercolor effects. I have not visited for a while. It will be nice to look around. Hope you and Peg are having a great summer.
- KinKY

6:51 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Kathy in Kentucky-

Very nice to hear from you and I really like this photo too.
Love from both of us...

9:34 AM  
Blogger Tabor said...

Lovely transposition!!

7:44 AM  
Blogger susan said...

A very nicely done interpretation of one of those magical moments.

9:48 PM  
Blogger Jim said...


Thank you...

9:49 AM  
Blogger Jim said...


Coming from someone who creates so many magical moments with ink and paint your comment is truly appreciated.

There is so much magic all around, and within each of us.

If only we could be aware of that magic with every breath we take. You seem to be able to do that more than most of us.

Thank you!

9:57 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

That is quite a beautiful photo, jim. It has beautiful texture and light.

10:48 AM  

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