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Mandarin ducks, Lakes Aquarium, Windermere, Cumbria, England

Mandarin ducks, Lakes Aquarium, Windermere, Cumbria, England
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7 Comments | Report
JayneBug Platinum
 
JayneBug September 25, 2018
Beautiful capture and image. The light and contrast are wonderful. Congratulations.
sarathvitala
sarathvitala September 25, 2018
Thank you Jayne
Aeri
 
Aeri September 25, 2018
Beautiful shot with great composition and details πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ and congratulations on your people's choice award πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ regards Lokesh Aeri
sarathvitala
sarathvitala September 25, 2018
Thank you Lokesh
haksu
 
haksu April 01, 2019
Awesome capture!
sarathvitala
sarathvitala April 01, 2019
Thank you Esa
Drosera
 
Drosera April 15, 2019
Amazing colour and clarity, well done.
sarathvitala
sarathvitala April 15, 2019
Thank you
Bazz PRO+
 
Bazz May 10, 2019
Beautiful! Wonderful composition. Thank you for joining my "All Kinds of Ducks!" Good Luck!
sarathvitala
sarathvitala May 12, 2019
Thank you
tonyberry Platinum
 
tonyberry January 23, 2020
Congradulations on winning my challenge. A wonderful shot really bright colours against that black background .Well done
sarathvitala
sarathvitala January 24, 2020
Thank you Tony.
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JPART7 June 14, 2021
WHAT A LOVELY CAPTURE! Thank you for participating in my challenge! Adding to if we could pick more than one winner collection.
sarathvitala
sarathvitala June 15, 2021
Thank you
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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo in Lakes Aquarium - Windermere
Time
This was taken on April 05, 2014 at 14:07
Lighting
These ducks were swimming in a corner and it was a bit dark. There were no bright surfaces nearby to reflect in the water apart from a couple of flood lights perfectly positioned making it look like a studio lit scene.
Equipment
This was shot on a Canon EOS 60D (EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens).
Inspiration
It was the first time I saw a Mandarin duck.
Editing
I used Photoshop to get rid of some dull reflections on the edges, a flood light on the top right and reduced the highlights as the whites were a bit blown out.
In my camera bag
I usually carry my Canon EOS 60D with 18-135mm lens, an extra battery, a light weight tripod, remote and variable ND filter.
Feedback
If you ever happen to be in Lake District, Lakes Aquarium is a place worth visiting. It is the one of the most visited paying tourist attraction in Cumbria.

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