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Spot billed duck II

Spot billed duck II
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Copyright: Kiran K V (sunkirana) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 137 W: 29 N: 199] (1143)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Alpha 100, Sony 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Telephoto Zoom
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-09 7:19
Viewed: 3436
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have posted a picture of this duck, shouting its heart out and in flight before
The shot was taken just before the duck decided to get loud. The glint and sideways glance in the duck's eyes seem to indicate that it knows it is being captured on camera.

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Hello Kiran,
Beautiful details of this duck caught in flight. The panning skill is immaculate against the blurry bg. Leaving a loose crop infront is useful in finding the path of the duck's perspective. I like it.
Well done.

nice capture, TFS Ori

Hello Kiran,
WOW, That's a fantastic shot, great composition and pov , excellent sharpness and wonderful depth of field, spectacular colors.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-01-09 8:34]

Hi Kiran,

A very nice inflight of a colorfull duck that is unknown to me,well captured and tfs


hi kiran
very nice picture of this amazing duck
i ilke the position
very good focus and background
aleks ;-)
best wishes

Nice action shot, Kiran!

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-01-09 14:44]

Hello Kiran
Excellent in fligth capture.Sharp image and nice details.I like that catch light in the eye.
TFS Michel

hello Kiran

what a excellent inflight capture,
good pov, excellent framing,
excellent details of his plumage,
the blur on his wings shows the speed of the duck,

the ducks colour where is more neutral
i like the parts of him where is colourful
(the orange, the red and the yellow)

it is doing a good contrast with the neutral part colours



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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2008-01-09 18:36]

Bonsoir Kiran,

Bravo ce canard est superbe.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2008-01-09 20:57]

What a colorful duck, Kiran.
I love the yellow spot on his beak and the red dot on his forehead.
Excellent details and well-saturated colors on the body.
You did a very good job of capturing this bird in flight.
TFS. : )

Hello Kiran,
I think this might be the first time I've seen your work, what a wonderful in flight shot, excellent frozen moment the high speed certainly captured this duck very well, the detail is very good, excellent colours, and well framed, all the best Cheers Rick :)

Hi Kiren

Good in-flight shot here. Sharpness and exposure are very good. The background is a little noisy, but the duck is well captured.


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  • vral Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 1 N: 218] (1049)
  • [2008-01-11 1:09]

Hello Kiran,

nice frozen shot. Details are clear including the droplets. Blurred BG is good.TFS.


hi kiran!
what a beauty!
very nice to see

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