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Let's have lunch together

Let's have lunch together
Photo Information
Copyright: Ruud van den Berg (Robespierre) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 178 W: 2 N: 329] (1424)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor AF-D 80-200 mm/f2.8 ED
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-04-15 17:05
Viewed: 4317
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
"I invite you for lunch" is what the mallard male proposed to his girlfriend.
Using the meal together is a much more pleasant affair, than going out on your own.
This couple was very busy looking for a light meal in a small ditch not far from my house.

The mallard ducks feed by "dabbling" and upending, meaning that they tip their bodies into water, bill first, tail in the air, to forage for food. Their diet is 90% vegetarian, consisting mainly of seeds of grasses, sedges, pondweeds and other aquatic vegetation. Snails, insects and small fish sometimes are taken as well.

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  • Great 
  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-04-15 17:28]

Hi Ruuh
Funny shot.Hope they find someting :) .Good colours and sharpnes.
Well done


  • Great 
  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-04-15 17:40]

Hi Ruud, excellent shot. Almost like syncronized swimming. Great moment captured with excellent details and exposure and well composed within the frame. TFS.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-04-15 20:03]

Bonjour Ruud!

Bonne composition,le fait que les deux est la tête dans l'eau est original et spécial.

Merci pour l'envoie.


Hi Ruud,
It's so difficult to capture this!!!
Composition, colors ok.
Note good too.

two butt-lights, please!
hi ruud, excellent & funny capture! :-)
are they looking for easter eggs?
good pov and nice details.
well done & take care, thor.

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2006-04-16 4:42]

Ha Ruud,

Grappig moment heb je hier vastgelegd.
Goede timing and erg aardige compositie.


hi Ruud, nice photo in interesting pose. Good qualitdy and nice POV

Gret timing Ruud,
Good detail, colours and sharpness. exposure and lighting are good. Good POV, notes and framing.

Thanks for posting, Have a great week.

Hello Ruud,
Funny & nice image in excellent sincronyzed moment. Very good details and composition.

Hello Ruud,
Cute and funny capture, my friend!
A fine exposure, with nice colours and good details...
Pablo -

Bonjour Ruud
C'est une excellente prise de vue ! La composition est très jolie avec avec ces deux canard qui ont la tête dans l'eau em même temps,et détails sont très beaux.
Merci pour le partage .
Au revoir et Bravo....JP
Je suis a court de sourire a demain

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