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Mandarin Ducks Bank Holiday

Mandarin Ducks Bank Holiday
Photo Information
Copyright: Geoffrey Summers (summers) (705)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-04-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D7000, Tamron SP 150-600mm
Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2016-04-13 7:24
Viewed: 1587
Points: 6
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A pair of Mandarin ducks in breeding plumage on the canal bank on a dull and damp Sunday afternoon.

I would have used a slower speed and smaller F-stop if I had been a bit quicker setting up the shot.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-04-13 9:09]

Hi Geoffrey,it's the love time and it's nice to see a couple so well captured,beautiful face to face in an excellent sharpness and bright colors,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Geoffrey,
Mandarin ducks are one of my all time favorite waterfowl, because of their gorgeous plumages. You have captured this pair in wonderful detail. I like the frontal pose of the drake as it is not often seen in a photo. I have viewed hundreds of mandarin drake images from a side view, but this is one of the first I've seen from this angle. It gives us a great look at it's lovely feathers on the side of it's face all flared out...How neat looking!! The female is in a nice semi sneak pose as she searches of food.

The only thing I question is the white balance, the foliage to me seems to have a tad too much lime color to it. I wanted to try a WS and see If I could adjust the color a bit. If you disagree just ignore it, as I still like the shot:)

Hello Geoffrey,
Well captured these mail and female. Nice color and quite well managed low POV.
Thanks and regards,

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