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** Mallard Shaking **

** Mallard Shaking **
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Copyright: Andrea Piazza (elefantino) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1123 W: 115 N: 2184] (14406)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 500mm f/4,5 HSM + 2x Teleconv. DG, (digital)
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-05-18 3:44
Viewed: 2950
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
(Anas platyrhynchos),
is a common and widespread dabbling duck which breeds throughout the temperate and sub-tropical areas of North America, Europe and Asia. It also frequents Central America and the Caribbean. It is probably the best-known of all ducks.

This dabbling duck is 56-65 cm length, with an 81–98 cm wingspan, and weighs 750–1000 g. It is strongly migratory in the northern parts of its breeding range, and winters farther south. It is highly gregarious outside of the breeding season and will form large flocks. They are exceptionally fast flyers for their size, reaching speeds of 40mph. Due to their streamlining however, it hardly ruffles a feather.

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  • Scott Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
  • [2006-05-18 3:50]

Andrea, You really captured this one .. outstanding ... I am in awe .. very, very well done ..
can I vote 4 points?

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  • nitin Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 32] (247)
  • [2006-05-18 4:17]

That is a fantastic shot..excellent sharpness and colours.
Thanks for sharing


Hi Andrea,
Really nice caught in action shot. All settings seem to be on the spot. A perfect picture. TFS

Hello Andera, Excllent details, BG, POV, DOF perfct colors, Great work, TFS Kyle

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-05-18 8:51]

Hello Andrea,
this is great, the mallard looks amazing. Well saturated colors and excellent details. Great pose with excellent sharpness except for the great motion blur. Wonderful shot.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-05-18 12:15]

Hi Andrea,
Lovely golden color, sharp image that bring the duck to your face!
TFS José M.

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2006-05-18 12:35]

Hi Andrea,

I like this sort of actionshots. Great moment you caught here. Wonderful colors, great POV and superb timing.


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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-05-18 13:08]

Hi Andrea
Great moment shot. Great colours, lights, sharpnes, DOF and POV.
Well done


Grande movimento Andrea. Il fuoco sul corpo e sugli occhi č perfetto, ottimo il colore.

  • Great 
  • Rita Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 31 W: 18 N: 30] (116)
  • [2006-05-18 18:09]

Excellent registo!!Lindo to look at and that KING pose DUCK... Beautiful tonalities

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-05-18 19:11]

Hi Andrea,
Excellent catch! Great wings movement and the details are sharp and clear.
Very well done!

Hi Andrea

Nice shot, i like the action and pose of bird. It needs to be fast which you are fast enough to take this shot. Great shot with nice Details and wonderfull POV and DOF.
well done


Hello Andrea,
Excellent exposure on this Wet Duck. The lighting must have been perfect, maybe a slightly cloudy day? Very sharp focus as well,
Very good shot,

  • Great 
  • ele Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 93 W: 15 N: 15] (382)
  • [2006-05-19 10:57]

bellissima foto andrea complimenti ,ho pubblicato un insettino se vuoi quando entri dagli un'occhiata ciao

bonjour andrea
bonnes couleurs et netteté pour ce canard en train de faire sa gym.

Salve Andrea
bellissima decisamente, hai scattato al momento giusto.
Perfect. ciao

Bonus Andrea .
The water droplets coming off this duck are a good addition. My kind of shot.!!!!

Bonjour Andrea
Félicitations pour la beauté de ce colvert et le superbe contraste. Bravo pour les belles couleurs et la netteté.

Merci et félicitation...JP

Hello Andrea,
Super action well captured!
Moment well frozen, but I like the tad of motion blur in the wings!
Very nice natural colours, dynamic composition with a lot of action!
Pablo -

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  • odin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 177 W: 1 N: 209] (1169)
  • [2006-05-22 13:58]

What a nice shot of this mallard Andrea. The light is very good and the colors too. Good sharpness. Well Done

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  • marjan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
  • [2006-05-22 14:48]

Hi andrea, god moment for this interesting shot. Nice noticea about it. TFS

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