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Copyright: Julia Hollis (Runnerduck) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 381 W: 57 N: 616] (1851)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-01
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/3.1, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-04-01 8:51
Viewed: 3486
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
There was a bit of action going on at the local pond today, a couple of Drakes were getting hot under the collar over a lucky lady. I was lucky enough to catch this shot. It's quite tight on the right, but that's how it was taken I'm afraid.

Enough has been said about these gorgeous creatures (especially by me!), so just sit back and enjoy the fight!

Thanks for taking the time to look.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-04-01 10:34]
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Very good moment you cought Julia! I liked the composition.I think it's a good symbol for spring love competition! Where is the lucky lady;)Thanks for sharing

A well capture moment Julia.
Nice composition and good perspective.

A good action shot. Nothing wrong with the tight crop, you have it all there. Looks like he has a pretty good hold on him here.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-04-01 22:53]
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Bonne prise nature avec un bel action des canards.

Félicitations pour l'éclairage et les couleurs vrais et justes.

Ducks! I visited some today. Here in NZ in Autumn the young male ducks are still growing their colours, and are quite calm, not like your 2 here. You've got a good action shot here Julia, and I love their colours. Well done.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-04-02 6:35]
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Good colors and details Julia. Excellent actionshot. You're right about the tight crop on the right, but hey ... what can you do about it? You've only got so little time to make shots like this. TFS a great moment with us. :)

Nice shot Julia! Good sharpness, detail and colors. They can really get into it at times. On the few occasions I've observed ducks at the local pond, the male mallards really get into some serious sparing matches!! Well done.

Nice shot, great pose and POV. But exposure could have been better.
Well caught.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-04-02 20:56]
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Personal assessment of the photo: great.
Good visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: good.
Thanks Julia.

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  • prfry Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 30 W: 8 N: 15] (84)
  • [2005-04-03 5:33]
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This is the reason I love action shots! Excellent work! You are either very patient or very fortunate (or both!) to have captured this moment.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-04-03 21:37]
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Julia, vivid colors and nice composition here.

I guess we can call this an action shot.

Nice job.

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