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Copyright: myold profile (gondox) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 356 W: 65 N: 342] (1585)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D40 DSLR, Pentacon 500mm f/5.6, Digital RAW 200
Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My own bird shots [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-08-25 15:44
Viewed: 4006
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

I haven't realized when taking the shot that something's falling among between the reed: may it only be mud from his feet but I bet it's something else...

The circumstances were all set, as after 20mins of shooting at mallards on the shore, hid behind a tree, a couple taking there dog for a walk passed by, making the mallards fly into the lake (they were trying to pass carefully but the ducks got scared anyway). If no mud then let it be the sign of shock.

I hope I hurt none of you with posting this, I think it's 'natural' enough to post and looks more funny than awful. And I think it's a good shot of the duck but please decide that yourself and let me know!

Used monopod, some crop+contrast in Lightroom and resizing+sharpening in Gimp.

Have a nice day,

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To goldyrs: vanishinggondox 1 08-27 03:50
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Hello Andor,
very impressive shot with a inflight duck with dropping objects, great moment for the captured!
many thanks for the sharing

Hi Andor!

This is living nature. I like this spontaneous shot very much. It's simple, but the fact that the reeds act as a curtain add to the value of the picture. I also like your interesting and humerous notes.

Kind regards


Hi, Andor,

great capture with beautiful composition. I like this picture a lot! It looks like a poem and a painting to me. tfs.

Man Yee

Hello Andor,
Great capture, perfect timing and nice composition.

Sorry Andor,
I've been away for sometime, but before that you had absolutely done the vanishing act to perfection!
Love this shot, and your sense of humour!
Very well done!
Thanks for your kind tips in my shot.

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