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Occasionally, I like to go to a local garden with ponds and ducks and find the white ducks ideal for black and white photos.
They provide such a nice contrast.
I also like to wait for the ideal shot, I want my photos to have meaning, rather than just a simple image of a bird.
The photo of the kookaburra was taken at an Wildlife Animal Park in England.
It's not often you see a kookaburra as far from home as the UK!
Nice set of photos. The contrast between the white ducks and the dark water looks good.
I wonder, were there any loose feathers around? The reason I ask is that a close up of a pure white feather set against a dark background makes for a great black and white photo.
I think my favourite is the second photo with the duck swimming towards the camera. I think it works a little better because the ripples in the water add something to the background.
Just my idle thoughts, I'm sure other's will have theirs.
Thanks for the submission,
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