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Copyright: Anghel Eliz (eliz) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 20 N: 271] (1537)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Anatidae photos -2-, My B.I.F.`s [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-12-06 13:03
Viewed: 3979
Points: 10
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SPECIES: Anas Platyrhynchos (lat.) // Mallard (en.) // Rata mare (ro.)
Two males of Mallard. It's strange. When they are two they usually are a male and a female. But for me the thing that make this image special are the opposite wings position and the flight angle (I didn't rotate this software).

I capture this image over the Pike lake. Pike lake is a ornithological natural reserve. It's hard to shoot there because the birds are scary (more scare then other lakes where I shoot) and the reed is big. This ducks where like 50 meters away from me.

My avatar picture from TN was made around the moments when I capture this. You can see in me sitting in the watchtower with the 100-400 set to 100mm. It's hard to find the birds in flight in a 5-6 degree angle of view so in the first phase I usually zoom out to 100mm to have a more wide view.

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hello Anghel

a very beautiful shot of the mallard ducks ascending flight,
shot with very fine POV and framing, excellent sharpness
and details of the ducks, beautiful blue sky,
i love each ones opposite wings position, TFS


Hello Anghel,
Nice in flight capture of these mallards, excellent composition, lovely colors, good sharpness and wonderful depth of field, great timing.

Crisp picture with wonderful directional space and action is always a pleasure to watch. This is one of the best pictures of duck in flight that i have seen kudos,
Goutham R

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-12-07 19:46]

Hi Anghel,
nice to see you again.. This is a splendid shot of birds in flight. excellent clarity and superbs harpness as flying birds are not that easy to catch.
Nice space for excellent framing. congratulations.


Hi Anghel,
Un superbe cadrage et une belle netteté qui font formidablement bien ressortir ces deux Colverts

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