Wednesday, June 2, 2010

You Capture - Give Me Your Best Shot

Oh the humanity. How could anyone be such a tough taskmaster. How can she expect me to post just one photo. It's almost impossible. I take about a thousand pictures a week and I like almost all of them. Some of them I love - almost always more than one.

I take pictures of the swan family, the goose family, the duck families and lots of other creatures that make Striebel Pond their home. I take pictures of the water, the sky, and the reflections in the water and I like almost all of them. Then there are the sunsets and my backyard and the pond. And of course the grandchildren and great grandson. Making it even more complicated is the fact that a lot of them were in town this weekend and we had get-togethers. We had house guests which practically guarantees fun, touching, and spontaneous photos.

So what is the one picture that I'm posting this week? DUCKS! Not a duck family with adorable little babies trailing along behind their mom. Nope, just four drakes and a hen and somehow their picture became the one. (You might have to double-click on it to appreciate it.)

Five Mallards - just hanging out.

What a great You Capture this has been. I love that we could choose whatever subject we wanted although it was challenging to choose just one. That, however, was an eye-opener too. It's not always the subject that you love that makes a good picture. Sometimes it just happens. For more You Capture Best Shot photos visit Beth at Ishouldbefoldinglaundry. It might be interesting to see if anyone else had as much trouble choosing just one picture as I did.

28 comments:

  1. I love the reflections! I cheated. I used two pictures!

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  2. I love how you can see the reflections!

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  3. I love this shot, too. Yes the reflections are cool. But so is the fact that Girlfriend-the-Mallard is looking at four almost-identical mallard dudes. They are so identical, if you look at their feet, you'd think this was one male duck walking away from Girlfriend-the-Mallard and you superimposed four images to simulate movement. And check out Girlfriend-the-Mallard 's face. She looks like she's thinking, with attitude, "Yes, I'm gorgeous. Strut it boys and I'll pick the man I want." (the attitude is why I think she deserves the cool name). Good choice!

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  4. I love this photo! Their reflections make it even better. Great choice for your one photo!

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  5. YES!!! I really like this picture. I also like that it isn't necessarily the subject, the picture JUST happens. I get that. I totally get that.

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  6. Oh I love ducks! Neat shot!

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  7. What a cool shot, I like the reflections and the light.

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  8. Love the reflections. Very nice!

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  9. I love everything about this photo, mostly I love the color!

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  10. Well, it is a pretty awesome photo. Love the reflection and the blueness of it all. :)

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  11. This is a good one, love their reflections in the water.

    It was fairly easy for me this week as I did not take that many pictures... :)

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  12. Great colors and reflections. =)

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  13. one lady for all those males??? hee hee

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  14. Wonderful shot. Any time you can get a reflection shot like that it must be shared. :)

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  15. How cute! I love that you captured their reflections.

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  16. good choice, I love the colors in those ducks. so rich!

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  17. It's funny how those great shots "just kind of happen" huh?

    Very nice!!

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  18. That picture just made me smile so, so big! Love it.

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  19. Wow!! I love this shot. The reflections are so cool!

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  20. This is an amazing photo..I love the reflections as well.. I hope to be able to take photos like this one day.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a message!

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  21. wonderful shot!
    it almost looks fake!

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  22. i love repeating elements in any photo, and what could be better than getting your ducks in a row? :)

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  23. This photo is so awesome, she has got her boys in CHECK! The reflection is awesome, it's such a great shot!

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  24. I love reflection pictures and yours doesn't disappoint. Great capture.

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