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A colour co-ordinated duck.

A colour co-ordinated duck.
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Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 480 W: 62 N: 1235] (4229)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 18-70mm f3.5-4.5 G ED
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-02-19 0:43
Viewed: 3370
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Good Morning Everyone,

Today, I am posting a shot of a very beautiful duck which I photographed at The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, Martin Mere. It really is a 'Duck's Playground'!

I am not absolutely sure but believe it to be a pintail. (I know there are many experts on this site who will assist if I am incorrect.) I think the subtle colour matches of the feathers is very attractive.

I went to Martin Mere last year and had a marvellous day watching the ducks in the pools, the wild ducks and swans flying in, in the afternoon, observing the birds of prey hunting over the marshes and sitting in the hides, watching a whole range of different birds.

If you would like an interesting website about Martin Mere just click here.

Many thanks for your visit.
Please feel fee to feedback on any aspect of the photograph. Bev :-)

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-02-19 0:54]

Hello Beverley,
A fine capture of a female Pintail taken from a great POV that not only shows the plumage with fine sharpness but gives a great view of the bill. Nice composition with fine water movement.
I have been to Slimbridge years ago but not to Martin Mere, though I've heard of it.
Thanks and kind regards,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-02-19 0:57]

Hello Beverley,
Beautiful capture of this Pintail. Fine POV/pose, sharp details, nice warm light, and well composed. Pleasing water patterns also. Well done, Best regards Siggi

Hi Beverley!

Indeed, it's a very beautiful duck. The colours are superb and the particular point of view highlights them as well as the delightful shapes and patterns of its plumage.

Kind regards


Hallo Beverley
The patterns and markings on this waterbird captured from above are very clear and obvious. A wonderful arrangement of colours. All in focus showing great details. Truly beautiful and a real delight to look at. Great exposure, and excellent portrayel of this beauty. I just love the cinnamon coloured feathers on its head and the yellow and black beak. Well framed and presented. Thanks for sharing. Kind regards

Ciao Bev, elegant duck in nice BG, good composition with wonderful light and colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-02-19 7:43]

Hello Bev,
This is a lovely Pintail duck and very nicely captured! Wonderful details of the plumage and the fine bill. Beautiful colours too and I like the movement in the water surrounding it. A nice diagonal composition too!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hi Bev,
A fine capture of this pretty duck from nice pov with excellent details, sharpness and great composition.
TFS and cheers,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-02-19 15:04]

Hi Bev,i like a lot this point of view,i'm surprising from the icredible perfection of details and colors of the head ,and the water as background is always a great spectacle,my best compliments,have a nice day,Luciano

Your superior framing has not changed...and had I not accidentally run across your name on another s notes..I would have not caught this...it has been that long...VERY good composition of what some might call a simple creature...but you have this knack for pumping it up..and I cannot grasp how...but you alone do it so well.

Hello Beverley,
Excellent capture of this beautiful females duck. Well composed!
TFS and best regards. Ferran.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-02-21 22:53]

Hi Beverley.
Very nice composed picture taken at so attractive POV. I also am impressed with nice lighting and delicate colouration of the picture. I hope it is result of cloudy weather and excellent exposure of the image. I welcome wide DOF, crisp details of the bird and surroundings and presentation of cute small waves on the water. My kind regards and TFS. Well done.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-02-22 8:45]

Beverley Fine capture of this lovely bird. the pov is good and shows a lot of plummage. Ganesh

Hello Beberley.

Excellent picture, nice composition and colors.

Jose Luis.

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