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Swimming in golden waters

Swimming in golden waters
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Copyright: Anne Gattlen (anel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-10-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Just perfect! [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-11-09 4:15
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 50
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This mallard was swimming in a pond close to my home. The autumnal coloration of nearby trees were producing these golden reflections on the water.
I had some health-problems and I'm still not able to write much, but I think that I will be slowly back more often.

Pitoncle, marius-secan, maaciejka, Marco2010, buscape, Alex99, ramthakur, Miss_Piggy, vanda has marked this note useful
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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-11-09 5:19]

Hello anne,
thanks for liking my rain-forest fruits. This mallard is beautiful and exciting in colors and sharpness. The ripples are so pretty.
I like the symmetry reflection of the head.
Very nice view.


NB: Some of the fruits are edible, the two green ones and the wild figs. The rest can be eaten but give itchiness to the throat. If you can treat them accordingly, the villagers and aborigines know how to process them, to make it edible.

Ciao Anne. Fantastic paint here! Sharp and details are stunning and exciting reflctions in 3D.


Hello Anne,
A very beautiful picture of this male mallard, wonderful colours, excellent composition, good sharpness details and lovely highlighted eye, very well captured,
Thanks for sharing and hope you get better soon,
Best Regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-11-09 7:06]

Hello Anne,
A photo in splendid contrasting colours. Great sharpness and details. Fantastic composition.
Wish you a lot of health.

FEEL BETTER!! So thankful you got out to capture the rich gold hues ..this is so beautiful!! ((hugs))

Ciao Anne, great capture of lovey mallard, fantastic colors, fascinating reflections, excellent sharpness and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Anne,
Très belle et bonne exploitation de la lumière faisant resplendir de splendides couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Anne,
This is an excellent composition with a low POV, fantastic colours, sharpness and detail. Love the colour of the water and the ripples. Very well done and hope you get better quick.

Fantastic photo Anne!! The composition, the lighting, the colours and the sharpness are excellent. The golden water is amazing!
My best wishes for good health.

Wow.....Another masterpiece from close range.....
What a splendid capture with exceptional details.
Absolutely amazing colors and composition.
The light and exposure are perfect as usual.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2011-11-09 9:00]

Lovely colors and the details are amazing ! Excellent POV ! TFS Tina

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-11-09 9:22]

Hi Anne,
Splendid lights and colors on this photo, beautiful composition, TFS!

Hi Anne,
amazing view! Amazing colours. Perfect sharpness and details. Very good composition. Nice water reflections. Beautiful duck.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Anne,
This is outstandingly beautiful! And the detail is phenomenal. A real pleasure to discover here. Well done and best wishes.

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-11-09 11:24]

Salut chère Anne!
Quelle beauté!!! Les couleurs sont vraiment étonnantes et tu as choisi un POV très agrèable.La lumière dans l´eau fait un effet presque en 3D ! Wow!!! C´est une vrais bijou, ta photo ici!Bravo! Merci pour le partager avec nous!

PS: tu as reçu mon dernier courriel? Bisous!

Ciao Anne.
Bellissina foto di questo Germano reale.con dei colori stupendi,grande gestione della luce,ottima la nitidezza,per non parlare della composizione molto bella complimenti.
Ciao Marco

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-11-09 11:38]

Salut Anne,une perfection absolue,c'est pas difficile comme avec un papillon mais il faut travailler tres tres bien pour un brillant resultat comme le tien.Mes plus gros compliments et belle soiree',Luciano

hello Anne
great sharpness picture super colours and very nice composition with the golden water
thanks greeting lou

Hello Anne,
An excellent capture of this male Mallard taken in wonderful colours and light. I also like the fine details, great sharpness and beautiful composition. Well done!

Hallo Anne,
da hast du ja nein ganz tolles Licht erwischt, um diesen Erpel abzulichten. Gute Schärfe und sehr schöne Farben. Super die goldenen Reflektionen auf dem Wasser. Ich hoffe es ist nichts ernstes und wünsche dir eine gute Besserung.
Viele Grüße,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-11-09 20:54]

Hi Anne.
My congratulations. Picture is really superb in all aspects. I am impressed with captured moment and scene, with fantastic colours and details, precise exposure parameters and cropping too. My best wishes and speedy health recovery.

Beautiful image in its overall effect, Anne.
TFS and regards.

Hallo Anne
This male Mallard is a real beauty and although it is a big bird (don't the smaller one's normally get all the attention?)it really has some charming features. The details and the variation of colours on the feathers is very eye-catching and pleasant. The metallic green in the face just as pretty and I very much like the swimming motion. The golden colour and texture of the water is stunning. I like it a lot. Thanks for sharing a great image. Best regards.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-11-10 10:25]

Hi Anne!
What a fantastic composition! Really the mallard is swimming in a golden river:)
Superb sharpness and splendid vivid colours.
Marvellous light!
Very well composed.
Congratulations and my best wishes for your health.
Ciao! Vanda

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-11-11 8:25]

Hello Anne,
Love the beautiful colors of the moving water, a result from the reflected autumn leaves. Wonderful exosure and excellent detail Nicely composed with just the right exposure. Well done!!

Hi Anne,
As a picture-postcard! This is one of the best pictures I've seen in TN! ... Stunning! ... Congratulations!

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