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Copyright: Tobias Ortmann (Tobias__Ortmann) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 7 N: 171] (681)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Cannon EOS 350D, EF-S55-250mm IS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-18 7:58
Viewed: 3885
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This two dugs are swimming in the small lake near my house.When I was going there for taking some pictures of swans I saw this two dugs,which are called:
The mallard is 5665 cm long, has a wingspan of 8198 cm, and weighs 7501,000 g. The breeding male is unmistakable, with a green head, black rear end and a yellow bill tipped with black (as opposed to the dark brown bill in females). The female Mallard is light brown, like most female dabbling ducks. However, both the female and male Mallards have distinct blue speculum edged with white, prominent in flight or at rest (though temporarily shedded during the annual summer molt). In non-breeding (eclipse) plumage the drake becomes drab, looking more like the female, but still distinguishable by its yellow bill and reddish breast.


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Hello Tobias
This is a lovely male and female pairing..you have captured the mettalic sheen on the back of the male perfectly with the light making it glow..Its a lovely scene.

You have picked up in quality since your last venture Tobias..It is a fine image and leaves a bit open to the imagination as to where they are headed...very nice!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-02-18 11:35]

Hi Tobias.
Amazing picture. I like it very much. Quality of the shot is perfect. Wonderful colour palette, excellent sharpness and fine diagonal composition of the shot. My compliments.

unusual composition, but a very nice image of these ducks, the colours are bright and focused, the water really showing good reflective qualities...regards h

It is 07h24, I have no time, I will be back

Hello Tobias,
It seems like Lady Duck will follow where Mr Duck is leading..!
Good details have been captured in the plumage of the birds, attractive rich colours...
A well composed presentation, where the brownish colours of winter reflects well!
Pablo -

Hi Tobias!

I didn't realize that you are back. I have lost your trace during a couple of weeks or months and I'm glad to see you again!

You present us here a delightful picture of a wildlife scenery. I lkie the golden water very much, it gives the picture a romantic aspect and underlines the apparent harmony of the couple.

Kind regards


This is a very beautiful shot with beautiful colours, the BG especially of the shining water is beautiful...
Cheers, son!

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