Catching Up On Lost Sleep by John Hooton

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A male Mallard tries to get forty winks at South Norwood Lake, London.

Technical Details:

Camera: Nikon D3
Lens: Nikkor 80-400mm f/4-5.6
Focal Length: 340mm
ISO: 200
Exposure: 1/250 sec at f/5.3
Post Processing: Photoshop CS3

© 2009 John Hooton Photography

Retired Professional Photographer, web designer, software developer, still dabbling in photography and all things technical!

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  • linifer
    liniferalmost 6 years ago

    So sweet John!!!! :))

  • John Hooton
    John Hootonalmost 6 years ago

    Thank you Linifer, birds of the feathered kind for a change in this spring weather! :-))

  • Jeannette Sheehy
    Jeannette Sheehyalmost 6 years ago

    What I love about this photo are the muted colours, offset by the bright orange, green and purple of the feet and feathers. They add a startling contrast. This is beautiful. :)

  • Thank you very much Jeannette. I liked it for some reason – I think you have just explained why! :-))

    – John Hooton

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