Ducking Across The Yellow Brick Road. by Crispin  Gardner IPA
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Peter Hill and I visited the Botanical Gardens in Sydney on Sunday for some photography. I wanted to show this path from….well, a ducks point of view when lo and behold who should just waddle straight through shot, Mr duck and friends. This one was bringing up the rear. Didn’t quite catch it in the line of focus but I quite like the way it blends in as it does.

Canon EOS 5D
Canons Lens EF 85mm 1:1.2 L II USM
F/1.2
Exposure 1/1000 sec.
Metering Mode: Pattern
Exposure compensation: -1 step.

Thanks for looking – best viewed large.

Cheers Crispin.

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Comments

  • Peter Hill
    Peter Hillalmost 6 years ago

    I wish I had taken a shot of you taking this shot! But I was too busy making sure I didn’t drip drool over the 85mm f1.2 L !! The DOF is just awesome, and I can’t believe that duck actually got into the field of focus !! Great title btw! This has just blown away any thought I had of showing my measly yellow path, no DOF, no duck.

  • Crispin  Gardner IPA
    Crispin Gardn...almost 6 years ago

    Thanks Peter. You know we’ll have to do it all again when we get the Mark II"s. Might have to make it a mid week night shoot with dinner/beers afterwards.
    C’mon, I want to see the ‘Measly Yellow Path, No DOF, NO Duck’ shot. I’m sure it will get some of those lovely comments we were talking bout over coffee.

  • linda858100
    linda858100almost 6 years ago

    so lovely

  • Thanks Linda.

    – Crispin Gardner IPA

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 6 years ago

    What an interesting perspective!!! Very nice!!!

  • Crispin  Gardner IPA
    Crispin Gardn...almost 6 years ago

    Thanks Lorilee, had the camera mounted on tripod about 150mm off the ground and using angle viewfinder.

  • ozczecho
    ozczechoalmost 6 years ago

    Very cool….love the gold dust…

  • Thanks Ozy.

    – Crispin Gardner IPA

  • Crispin  Gardner IPA
    Crispin Gardn...almost 6 years ago

    Thanks Ozy.

  • Freelancer
    Freelanceralmost 6 years ago

    Love the DOF:)

  • I was lucky with “Donald” waddling through in the right spot.

    – Crispin Gardner IPA

  • Zepadeedee
    Zepadeedeealmost 6 years ago

    WOW love the perspective and the soft blur touch … cute duck… this is a master piece !

  • Thank you for your comments Z, appreciated

    – Crispin Gardner IPA

  • Isa Rodriguez
    Isa Rodriguezalmost 6 years ago

    wow!.. charming. wonderful , gorgeous shot!.. I gotta say.. that is definitely a ducks point of view.. you must have looked quite ducky there taking the shot ! instant fave 1

  • Thank you Isa, also for the fav :-).

    – Crispin Gardner IPA

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