Writing with Light

“You Go In First” – Weekly Photo Challenge – Two Subjects

I don’t normally post on Thursdays but as I was processing my shots from this past weekends shoot at High Park, I couldn’t resist including this image in this weeks’ WordPress weekly photo challenge.

This image is pretty much straight out of the camera. I only adjusted levels slightly in Photoshop. When I was in New York last month I stopped into B&H Photo for a little visit and came away with a new Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Macro lens. I haven’t really had much time to play with it but really put it to the test this past weekend. This was the lens that I used for this image and I’m quite pleased with it.

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28 responses

  1. Darling catch! I think many people see ‘common’ animals and figure there’s nothing good to photograph, but for me, the character of the critters always seems to steal the image.

    This really looks like a happy couple… facing cold water.

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    April 19, 2012 at 7:56 am

  2. Fabulous shot

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    April 19, 2012 at 7:57 am

  3. so lovely and made me smile too… wonderful photograph you captured dear Edith, Levy, Thank you, with my love, nia

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    April 19, 2012 at 7:58 am

  4. A nice couple… ‘big smile’

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    April 19, 2012 at 8:09 am

  5. Rich McPeek

    Very nice shot of a “Happy Couple” Edith! Great work!

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    April 19, 2012 at 8:13 am

  6. Great shot, great detail and DOF, well done.

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    April 19, 2012 at 8:28 am

  7. chrisnitz

    I cannot wait to see what you do with the macro abilities of that lens. I still debate between the Tamron 90 and the Nikon 105. Hope you have a good time with it!

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    April 19, 2012 at 8:36 am

    • Thanks Chris. I’ll let you know how I like it once I use it a bit more but so far I’m really pleased.

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      April 19, 2012 at 11:06 am

  8. myallegro31

    Nice Edith! You should have some fun with that one!

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    April 19, 2012 at 9:06 am

  9. Very nice shot, Edith. Great look. That lens will be a ton of fun for you, can’t wait to see some of the other images you’ll be creating with that.

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    April 19, 2012 at 9:46 am

  10. Rick

    Very nice. I didn’t realize Tamron made a macro. It’s one of those lenses I haven’t justified to myself yet. I’ll have to check it out next time I’m at B&H.

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    April 19, 2012 at 10:54 am

  11. Really like this shot, Edith. That new lens looks like a winner and the results are quite ducky! Sorry bout that.

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    April 19, 2012 at 11:06 am

  12. A sweet shot, Edith :)

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    April 19, 2012 at 11:16 am

  13. Len

    Very cool catch, wonderfully composed Edith. Just love their looking at one another just so.

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    April 19, 2012 at 11:48 am

  14. Love it, this could almost be a caption contest.

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    April 19, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    • Thanks. You’re right there were so many captions / titles going through my mind for this image.

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      April 19, 2012 at 2:35 pm

  15. Sometimes the simplest is the best. Not all images need to be manipulated, and in this case I just like the straight forward approach. The colours of the duck-couple are in themselves beautiful, and you captured them with grace.

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    April 19, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    • Thank you so much Otto. I agree sometimes you just need to know when something works and doesn’t need anything else.

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      April 19, 2012 at 2:36 pm

  16. Great image! The colors are very real…I know because we have plenty of similar ducks (I think they are called Mallard) near the river where I usually go for a walk.

    Now, I’m sorta having lens envy! LOL! I gotta check that out.

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    April 19, 2012 at 4:15 pm

  17. doephotog

    OK, this is freaking funny. perfect caption!

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    April 19, 2012 at 5:06 pm

  18. Very cute :)

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    April 19, 2012 at 5:22 pm

  19. Nice shot. That’s exactly what she’s saying too…well maybe something like “oh…HELL no!”

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    April 20, 2012 at 5:49 am

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